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James Ernest TONKIN

Regimental number474
Date of birth19 August 1894
Place of birthWaverley, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Miriam Tonkin, Norton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll39500
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 12729 Gunner Oliver TONKIN, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, returned to Australia 5 April 1919; 3815 Clive Graham TONKIN [not on Nominal Roll; not on database].
Other details

War service: Rabaul (contracted malaria; invalided to Australia; discharged medically unfit; re-enlisted), Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Returned to Australia. Re-enlisted, December 1917; embarked, 1 May 1918.

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

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