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James Anderson STODDART

Regimental number2206
Place of birthLeith Scotland
AddressNellie Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinCousin, Albert Pritchard, Nellie Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During an attack on the enemy positions south of MORLANCOURT, near ALBERT, on the night 10/11th June, 1918, this N.C.O. seeing a Minenwerfer was causing a lot of trouble, organised a party of men, went forward, and bombed the mortar position, killing all the crew and putting the mortar out of action. Afterwards in consolidating, he did splendid work, and was a fine example to all the men by his daring and spirit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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