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James Keith YAXLEY

Regimental number2836
Place of birthForth, Davenport, Tasmania
SchoolForth State School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
Address9 Pretty Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Armstrong, 9 Pretty Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds at 26th General Hospital, Etaples on 28 July 1916.
FateDied of wounds 28 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave 15A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
68
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Susan YAXLEY
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2079 Lance Corporal Elijah YAXLEY DCM, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917; 3694 Pte John William Yaxley STRATTON, 26th Bn, died of wounds, 8 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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