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James Lawrence BRODIE

Regimental number3O11
Place of birthIrvinebank, Queensland
SchoolState School, Irvinebank, and Ipswich Grammar School, Queensland
AddressIrvinebank, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Brodie, Irvinebank via Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets, and with the Charters Towers Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOn outbreak of war served 6 months on Thursday Island. Enlisted for service abroad in June 1915, sattended NCO's School, was promoted Corporal, sailed 4 October 1915. Arrived in Egypt, November 26th; attended Machine Gun Instruction School, passed with 93%. Served some tme in the desert; left for France, 29 May 1916. Was wounded in the foot by a shell, September 1916; spent 4 weeks off duty. Was killed by a shell.
FateKilled in Action 31 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death23.6
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 5), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Emily BRODIE, Irvinebank, North Queensland

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