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James William PICKLES

Regimental number1061
Date of birth19 June 1888
Place of birthLeeds, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBookkeeper
AddressHalton near Leeds, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Henry Pickles, Halton near Leeds, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 February 1915
Place of enlistmentBarcaldine, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Discharge date24 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 3 november 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria ex Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Ceased to hold rank of Temporary Corporal, 20 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Transferred to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, and to remain as Australian Army Medical Corps attached to 25th Bn, Belgium, 29 September 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 20 December 1916; Corporal, 3 April 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance (7 May 1917 (boils and debility); transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 May 1917 furunculosis, neck); to 4th Divisiion Rest Station, 8 May 1917; Ambulance Train No 9, 17 May 1917; to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 May 1917; to England, 31 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 1 June 1917; transferred to 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds, 23 June 1917. Discharged on furlough, 17 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1917.

Attached for duty to Headqarters, AIF Depots in the United Kingdom, 9 November 1917.

Marched out to AIF HQ, London, 25 January 1918, pending return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board A14 'Euripdies', 30 January 1918 (nursing duties); disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918, for onward travel by rail to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 24 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAge recorded incorrectly on Emarkation Roll as 16; age on Attestation Form stated to be 24.8.
Date of death14 June 1969
Age at death80
Place of burialCremated: Harrogate Crematorium, England

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