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James Rookie WHEELER

Regimental number5478
Place of birthBeechworth, Victoria
SchoolBirregurra State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressKoetong via Tallangatta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinFather, Mr C J Wheeler, Koetong via Tallangatta, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death39
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave 32), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles John and Emily WHEELER.
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3669 Pte William James WHEELER, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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