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James Douglas BURNS

Regimental number80
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
Address16 Davis Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Burns, 16 Davis Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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