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James Emmett BRITT

Regimental number3965
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressRockhampton Post Office, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight147 lbs
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, 31 January 1916; with 7th Training Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 17 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital (sick), Abbassia, 22 March 1916; discharged to duty, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Hospital, England, 17 June 1916; discharged to duty at Rollestone, 20 June 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916; taken on strength of 25th Bn, France, 8 August 1916.

Admitted to 49th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound forearm), 26 August 1916; to 5th General Hospital, 28 August 1916; to England, 1 September 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 September 1916; discharged to Perham Downs Command Depot, 21 October 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 19 November 1916; marched into Base Depot, France, 20 November 1916; proceeded to join unit, 2 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 3 December 1916.

Admitted to Divisional Rest Station (influenza), 16 December 1916; discharged to unit, 21 December 1916; rejoined Bn from Hospital, 26 December 1916.

Wounded in action and remained on duty, 21 October 1917; taken on strength of 22nd Machine Gun Company, 23 October 1917; on leave to the United Kingdom, 1 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 November 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance (pleurisy), 21 January 1918; discharged to duty, 27 January 1918.

Found guilty, 26 February 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from noon, 24 February 1918, until apprehended at 3:15 pm, 24 February 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance (influenza), 3 July 1918; to 49th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1918; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 6 July 1918; discharged to duty, 9 August 1918; rejoined unit, 16 August 1918.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound, mouth), 2 September 1918; to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 September 1918; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 3 September 1918; to England, 4 September 1918; admitted to Central Military Hospital, Weymouth, England, 5 September 1918; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 26 September 1918; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 16 October 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital (effort syndrome), 25 January 1919; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot from Hospital, 1 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board of HT 'Balmoral Castle', 25 February 1919; disembarked, Melbourne for Brisbane, 14 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 20 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 November 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRITT James Emmett

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