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James Martin ORCHARD

Regimental number899
Place of birthGembrook Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationSoldier
AddressRaga Barracks, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Samuel Orchard, Grahamvale via Shepparton, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date1 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th AHAB
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Date of death5 March 1970

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