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James Colvin PATON

Regimental number3890
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
SchoolSt Leonards School, Edinburgh, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressSpinningdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R C Paton, 88 Pleasance Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA very steady and promising lad and very much missed. (Father)
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death23
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 28), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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