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James Hamilton PARR

Regimental number2695
Place of birthKent Town, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPayneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Frances Agnes Hann, Payneham Road, Payneham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date3 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Proceeded to join unit from 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 29 July 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 2 August 1916.

Admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 9 November 1916, and transferred to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gastro enteritis); to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 10 November 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 17 November 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 24 November 1916.

Admitted to segregation, 4 January 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 8 January 1917.

Marched out to unit, 15 January 1917; rejoined 32nd Bn, 16 January 1917.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 6 February 1917, and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (deafness); discharged, 16 February 1917 (cold); rejoined unit, 18 February 1917.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 March 1917, and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (nephritis); to No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 21 March 1917; to No 29 Ambulance Train, 23 March 1917; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 23 March 1917; to England, 17 April 1917; admitted to No 2 Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 21 April 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 September 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 19 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchisses', 1 November 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 1 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: nephritis), 3 May 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 119 days (of which 1 year 281 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARR James Hamilton

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