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James Lowry BODKIN

Regimental number3255
Place of birthPericloa, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMerilup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Bodkin, 15 Kingston Avenue, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 8th Victorian Mounted Rifles.
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 1 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Date of death1 November 1917
Age at death36
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 48), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Maria BODKIN. Native of Narioka, Victoria
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, BODKIN James Lowry

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