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James Arundel SHERWIN

Regimental number3374
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address9 Kensington Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Dora E Sherwin, 9 Kensington Road, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Discharge date3 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 8th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France 31 March 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 October 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 26 November 1917.

On leave, 23 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 12 March 1918.

Appointed Corporal, 4 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 25 August 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance train, 26 August 1918, and admitted to 5th General Hospital; transferred to England, 4 September 1918, and admitted to Graylingwell Military Hospital, 5 September 1918 (gas poisoning shell: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 19 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 2 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 2 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: effort syndrome), Melbourne, 3 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Arnold. Originally enlisted 13 July 1915, Regimental No 2779; file marked 'Did not embark. In Isolation.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHERWIN James Arundel

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