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James Joseph Percival WESTBURY

Regimental number3399
Date of birth3 July 1899
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, Albert Westbury, 6 Austin Street, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 78th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 November 1917
Place of enlistmentLoxton, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Working Party
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date19 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3011 Pte Albert Clarence WESTBURY, 50th Bn, killed in action, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918. and marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1918; taken on strength, 43rd Bn, in the field, 13 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 25 August 1918 gun shot wound, groin), and admitted to Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 33, 26 August 1918; to 6th General Hospital, 26 August 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 1 September 1918; to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 13 September 1918.

Attached to Australian Corps Working Party, 22 September 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 18 December 1918 (influenza); discharged to Base Depot, 3 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 7 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 October 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 19 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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