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James ROWE

Regimental number6566
Place of birthToronto, Canada
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney Night Rescue, Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Rowe, Toronto, Canada
Enlistment date31 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date16 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917.

Wounded in action (bomb wound, neck and forearm), 15 September 1917; evacuated to England, 28 September 1917, and admitted to Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall, Colchester.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 March 1918; rejoined unit, 3 April 1918.

Admitted to hospital (sinus, forehead), 9 May 1918; evacuated to England, 9 July 1918.

Granted furlough, 2-16 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Poona', 28 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney, 14 May 1919; discharged, 16 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1957
Place of burialCharters Towers Cemetery, Queensland

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