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James Francis BYRNE

Regimental number694
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolSt James Christian Brothers (Catholic) School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMachinist
AddressCharles Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Byrne, Charles Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service2nd AGA; Served in the Compulsory Military Training scheme and as a Gunner in the Artillery, Citizen Military Forces, Qld.
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
FateDied of wounds 12 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Place of burialCoxyde Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 65), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Kate BYRNE. Native of Brisbane
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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