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James Hamilton TRAILL

Regimental number457
Place of birthCassilis New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A T Traill, Liangullen, Cassilis, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Camel Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918


'On 24th August Lieutenant Peters, with Lieutenant Traill as observer, in company with another machine, attacked seven hostile aeroplanes; they succeeded in crashing two and drove down a third out of control. This is only one instance out of many in which these officers have displayed marked skill and gallantry in attacking and destroying enemy aeroplanes. Their keeness and devotion to duty in aerial combats and in attacking ground targets sets a fine example to others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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