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James Elia Bertram PEISLEY

Regimental number1657
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressSingletown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Peisley, Corcoran's Plains, Burrowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm Depot, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Morea on 17 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 17 October 1918
Place of burialPort Said War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 16), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
2
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Proceeded to join Western Frontier Force, Egypt, 14 January 1916.

Appointed Temporary Driver, 10 April 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 24 April 1916, and reverts to Trooper on being evacuated; admitted to Government Hospital, Minia, 26 April 1916 (pleurisy); discharged, 27 April 1916, and rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment the same day.

Struck off strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, 24 May 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 27 May 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 3 June 1916; discharged, 28 June 1916, and marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 28 June 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 18 July 1916 (hernia); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Borda', 17 August 1916; disembarked Sydney, 16 September 1916.

Returned to duty after hernia operation, 16 January 1917.

Embarked Sydney, 17 February 1917; disembarked Suez, 4 March 1917, and marched into 'A' Details, Moascar, the same day.

Marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 6 May 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 13 May 1917; taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, 14 May 1917.

Detached to Australia and New Zealand Mounted Division, 14 May 1917; rejoined unit, 27 May 1917.

Appointed Driver, 15 June 1917.

Admitted to Anzac Clearing Station, 4 March 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to No 45 Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 5 March 1918; to No 44 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 6 March 1918; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 7 March 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 14 June 1918; discharged, 26 June 1918, and marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 29 June 1918; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, 5 July 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 26 September 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, 11 October 1918 (malaria, dangerously ill).

Died, Port Said, 17 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia, and malaria).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEISLEY James Elia Bertram

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