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James BREEZE

Regimental number1321
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
Address207 Osborne Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinJ D Breeze, 207 Osborne Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1345
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When some of his officers became casualties in an attack, he took charge, and led their platoons to the attack in a courageous and efficient manner. When the line bec ame disorganized owing to casualties, he re-organized it by his personal example and the confidence and determination with which he handled his men.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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