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Regimental number5665
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie White, Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Argyll & Sutherland Highland Regiment, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row D, Grave No 18A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 28 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 October 1916.

Found guilty, 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 18 December 1916, of being absent without leave from 2400, 6 December, to 2400, 16 December 1916; admonished, and forfeited 10 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 3 January 1917 (myalgia); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 16 January 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 2 February 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 4 March 1917; to Segregation Camp, 15 March 1917.

Found guilty, 1 April 1917, of when on Active Service breaking out of Segregation Camp about 9 pm, and remaining absent until apprehended by M.P. about 9.30 pm, 30 March 1917: awarded forfeiture of 28 days' pay.

Proceeded from Base Depot to join unit, 19 May 1917; taken on strength, 27th Bn, in the field, 21 June 1917.

Found guilty, 23 July 1917, of absenting himself from after being duly warned: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 14 days' pay.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 21 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, scrotum and abdomen), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 21 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE James

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