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James CALLNON

Regimental number25472
Place of birthPassage West, Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSeaman
AddressCochrane Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Callnon, 5 Boyde Terace, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 21, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/131/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 29 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Discharge date22 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 29 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916. Found guilty, 6 October 1916, of overstaying leave from midnight, 29 September, till 9 am, 3 October 1916: awarded forfeiture of 6 days' pay; total forfeiture: 10 days' pay. Found guilty, 5 January 1917, of overstaying leave from midnight, 30 December, to 9.45 pm, 4 January 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 February 1917; taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 12 February 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 25 August 1917, and admitted to 42nd field Ambulance (bomb wound, left thigh); discharged to duty, 29 August 1917.

Found guilty, 22 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 1400-1800, 20 August 1917: awarded 120 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Belgium, 9 October 1917.

Proceeded on leave, 22 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 10 January 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 3 March 1918 (diarrhoea), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance; to 1st Divisional Rest Station, 3 March 1918; rejoined unit, 13 March 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 6 May 1918; transferred to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1918; by Ambulance Train to 53rd General Hospital, 7 May 1918 (arthritis, knee); to England, 8 June 1918, and admitted to Barnet War Hospital, High Barnet; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 1 July 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 July 1918. Found guilty, 24 August 1918, of being absent without leave, midnight, 20 August, to 9.30 pm, 22 August 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited total of 4 days' pay.

Marched out to RBAA, Heytesbury, 1 November 1918. Found guilty, 14 January 1919, of being absent without leave, 2359, 7 January, to 2130, 13 January 1919: awarded 14 days' confinement to barracks and forfeiture of 18 days' pay; total forfeiture, 18 days' pay.

Marched in to No 2 Clearing Group, Sutton Veny, 10 July 1919. Found guilty, 5 August 1919, of being absent without leave, 2359, 5 August, to 1500, 18 August 1919: awarded forfeiture of 14 days' pay; forfeited a total of 31 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cap Verde', 5 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 29 February 1920; discharged, 22 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALLNON James

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