James Thomas SPRANKLIN

Regimental number4234
Place of birthHerberton Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amelia Margaret Spranklin, Cairns PO, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Medal

'In the advance of PASCHENDAELE Ridge, north east of YPRES, 27th September, 1917, this materially assisted his Company Commander. In the attack he led his platoon with great gallantry and skill. Throughout the operation his work and conduct were of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal