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James Willson Hunter BRANAGH

Regimental number6485
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBluff Road, Sandringham, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 3.75"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs N J Branagh, c/o Mrs H Free, Leitchville via Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date2 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916.

Admitted to King George Hospital, London, 11 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 4th Overseas Training Bn, Folkestone, 16 January 1917; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 17 January 1917; marched out to unit, 20 January 1917.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance and transferred to 4th Divisional Rest Station, 7 February 1917 (septic heel); rejoined unit from hospital, 1 March 1917.

Reported as missing in action, 11 April 1917; now reported as a Prisoner of War: captured in Renicourt, 11 April 1917; repatriated and arrived in England, 1 December 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 6 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevada', from Portland, 5 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged, 2 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 December 1955
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRANAGH James Willson Hunter

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