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James PLOZZA

Regimental number2420
Place of birthMcKenzie Creek via Horsham, Victoria
SchoolCatholic School, Horsham, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressHaven, via Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Plozza, Haven, via Horsham, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
166
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Annie PLOZZA, Horsham, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 6th Bn, Serapeum, 8 February 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Note, Red Cross File No 2170308: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PLOZZA James
Red Cross file 2170308

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