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Regimental number2639
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker and cook
Marital statusWidowed
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Mrs Edith Emma Moss, Merridin, PO Box 2, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2639A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Discharge date30 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Married Elizabeth FRANKLIN, widow, aged 40, Christ Church (Anglican), Mayfair, London, 23 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia (with wife and 1 child) on board HT 'Katooma', 8 August 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 15 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 30 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death4 May 1922
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHOPPING James

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