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James Reynolds CHALMERS

Regimental number3743
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressAllambee 'Loose Bag', Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.1
Height5' 8.5"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, M J Chalmers, Allambee 'Loose Bag', Kerang, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Victorian Rangers.
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date6 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3744 Lance Corporal Robert Dickson CHALMERS, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'City of Poona', 28 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 6 July 1919.

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

Death not attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Reynold.
Date of death5 July 1937
Age at death54
Place of burialKerang Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHALMERS James Reynolds

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