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James David SPINKS

Regimental number3935
Place of birthShepparton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDrover
AddressSalisbury Avenue, Lvanhoe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C Spinks, Vaughan Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row C, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: C. and Sarah SPINKS, Salby Avenue, Ivanhoe, New South Wales. Native of Shepparton, Victoria

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