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James Charles TOLMIE

Regimental number1426
Date of birth15 March 1890
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
AddressLeongatha, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss E Tolmie, c/o Mrs D Lyons, Leongatha, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Discharge date2 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 18 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: claw right hand; old injury), 2 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Subsequently served in Special Service, as No 85965: enlisted, 16 June 1919; commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Cap Verde', 5 January 1920.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOLMIE James Charles

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