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James Albert PHILLIPS

Regimental number4615
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, USA
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressPort Hacking Road, Miranda, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 2.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, E W Phillips, Port Hacking Road, Miranda, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date18 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 45th Bn, Egypt, 6 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916 (day dates unclear).

Wounded in action, 6 August 1916 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 7 August 1916; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 August 1916; to Ambulance Train No 15, 7 August 1916; to 4th General Hospital, Camiers, 8 August 1916; transferred to England, 14 August 1916, and admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge (gun shot wound buttock and right side: slight); to Kimpton Hospital, Welcoyn, 6 September 1916; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 December 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; rejoined Bn, 24 January 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 June 1917; Corporal, 4 November 1917.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 November 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 21 November 1917 (tonsillitis); to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 5 December 1917; to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 31 December 1917; rejoined Bn, 13 May 1918.

Promoted Sergeant, 4 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 25 September 1918.

To Australian Corps School (Infantry Course), 5 October 1918; rejoined unit from School, 15 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 June 1919; discharged, 18 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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