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Henry James REP

Regimental number519
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address382 Jones Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFriend, Miss E Ripp, 20 Rose Street, Darlington, New South Wales
Previous military service33rd Infantry
Enlistment date30 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 1, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period September 1917 to February 1918, including operations near YPRES in October 1917, he showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a Runner, keeping communications between front line guns and company Headquarters. he at all times carried out his duties in a cheerful and willing manner, thereby setting a good example to others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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