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James Winter ROOKES

Regimental number267
Place of birthSledmere England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSledmere, Yorkshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Edward Rookes, Sledmere, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'This N.CO. on learning that a telephone in an advanced post on the BAPAUME RIDGE had failed (16th March 1917) voluntarily went out, a distance of 400 yards under heavy shell and Machine Gun fire and within full view of enemy snipers in daylight to mend the break and adjust telephone which then worked till nightfall.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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