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Regimental number3603
Place of birthBlythe, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Keira, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Paine, Mount Keira, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth PAINE
Discharge date25 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 March 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.

Transferred to 57th Battery, 17 March 1916.

Mustered as a Driver, Ferry Post, 18 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 December 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 15 Ambulance Train, 17 December 1916; to No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, 18 December 1916; to No 3 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 20 January 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 28 January 1917.

Marched out of Australian General Base Depot, 6 February 1917; transferred to, and taken on strength of 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 7 February 1917.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 3rd Army Field Artillery Brigade, 10 February 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 8 March 1918; transferred to No 36 Ambulance Train, 11 March 1918; to No 55 General Hospital, 11 March 1918 (varicose veins); to England, 12 March 1918; to Military Hospital, Eastbourne, 12 March 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 March 1918; discharged to furlough, 23 March 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 12 April 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 13 June 1918.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Highbury, 28 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 August 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 August 1918.

Marched out of Australian General Base Depot, 21 August 1918, and taken on strength of Australian Employment Company, the same day.

Proceeded to England, 26 December 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 January 1919.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ' Plassy', 17 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 30 April 1919, and to disembark at Sydney.

Discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 25 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death27 August 1939
Age at death54
Place of burialRandwick Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAINE James

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