|Place of birth||Pericloa, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Merilup, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Maria Bodkin, 15 Kingston Avenue, West Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the 8th Victorian Mounted Rifles.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Morea on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||36|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 48), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Maria BODKIN. Native of Narioka, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Disembarked Suez and marched into Details Camp, Moascar, 4 April 1917.
Marched out to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 23 April 1917; taken on strength, 23 April 1917; marched out to Details Camp, 23 April 1917; marched in, 23 April 1917.
Marched out to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 15 May 1917; taken on strength, 15 May 1917.
Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 3 June 1917; passed as 1st Class Machine Gunner, 22 June 1917; returned to unit, 23 June 1917.
Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 1 July 1917; taken on strength, 3 July 1917.
To Rest Camp, 17 September 1917; admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 September 1917; transferred to 4th Field Ambulance Tent Sub-Division, 17 September 1917; discharged to duty, 28 September 1917; rejoined unit, 28 September 1917.
Wounded in action, 31 October 1917; admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 31 October 1917 (bomb wound, chest); transferred to Australian Divisional Receiving Station, Beersheba, 31 October 1917; died of wounds, 1 November 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BODKIN James Lowry|