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James Thomas WELCH

Regimental number1280
Place of birthWhroo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressPrincess Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 11"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Dora M Thomas, Bay View Terrace, Claremont, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Date of death23 April 1920
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialWooloroo Cemetery, Western Australia
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary WELCH
Discharge date23 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; disembarked Perth, 10 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 23 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 April 1920
Age at death27
Place of burialWooroloo Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WELCH James Thomas

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