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James REID

Regimental number2707
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressPenola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs James Clifford, Penola, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Discharge date10 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Proceeded to unit from 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 July 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 2 August 1916.

On special leave to England, 18 August 1917; rejoined unit, 29 August 1917.

On leave to England, 20 November 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 December 1918 (debility on account of age, he is on account of general weakness, unable to 'carry on'); discharged, 9 December 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nivasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked, 25 April 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of engagement), 10 June 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 158 days (of which 3 years 32 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REID James

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