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James Howard PRATT

Regimental number2970
Date of birth--/08/1895
Place of birthBlyth South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBlyth, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Pratt, Blyth, South Australia
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 32nd Battalion
Promotion date: 19 December 1917


Unit: 32nd Battalion
Promotion date: 14 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919

Military Cross

'During the period 29th September-1st October, 1918, in the Bellicourt sector, he displayed great courage and devotion to duty. He led his platoon in the attack on the Hindenburg Line, himself capturing fifteen of the enemy. Next, he handled his platoon excellently under extremely heavy machine gun fire, and during consolidation established a line of posts 200 yards in front of the line. He also brought back a wounded man under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1945

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