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James Johnston VASS

Regimental number2044
Place of birthAyr, Scotland
SchoolRoyal Caledonian, Pentonville, London NW
Age on arrival in Australia21
Address127 Clarke Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinBrother, W. Vass, 127 Nelson Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death31
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot H, Row F, Grave No. 98), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
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