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James William CANTWELL

Regimental number2591
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMolesworth PO, Molesworth, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFriend, Mrs H McDonald, Yarram, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 17 July 1915 - 23rd Bn 6th reinforcements; taken on stength 58th Bn 23 February 1916; 59th Ban 15 March 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1915
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death29
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 44),La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Other details

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

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