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James Edward STINSON

Regimental number6626
Date of birth31 December 1893
Place of birthCowra, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Evans, Railway Street, Cowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed at Bathurst Camp for 1 monh under Proclamation of 29 September.
Enlistment date6 December 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Discharge date2 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6624 Corporal Thomas Michael STINSON DCM, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 April 1917, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 July 1917; joined 17th Bn in the field in France, 18 August 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 10 January 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 11 January 1918; discharged to duty, 5 March 1918; rejoined Bn, 11 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 22 March 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance; discharged to duty and rejoined Bn, 30 March 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), France, 8 August 1918 (gun shot wound, legs); admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 August 1918; transferred to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 9 August 1918; to England, 14 August 1918, and admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, Clacton-on-Sea; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 17 September 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 1 October 1918.

Found guilty, 12 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 2359, 12 November, to 2230, 14 November 1918: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 2 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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