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James CLIFFORD

Regimental number6972
Place of birthKerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO, Forbes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Clifford, Killoyin, Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1916.

Found guilty, at sea, 4 December 1916, of being absent without leave for 6 hours, 4 December 1916: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Found guilty, at sea, 16 December 1916, of (1) drunkenness and (2) using offensive language to a Commanding Officer: awarded 14 days detention and forfeited 15 days' pay.

Disembarked Devonport, England, 9 January 1917.

Found guilty, Larkhill, 26 January 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 28 January to 12:45 pm, 28 January 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 6 days' pay.

Found guilty, 27 February 1917, of being absent from tattoo from 25 February, until apprehended by Military Police at 4:00 pm, 27 February 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 7 days' pay.

Found guilty, Codford, 12 March 1917, of (1) neglecting to obey Commanding Officer and (2) being absent without leave from 10 March until apprehended by Military Police at 12:30 pm, 12 March 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 12 days' pay.

Reported absent without leave, 1 May 1917; declared an illegal absentee, 22 May 1917.

Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force in consequence of desertion, 1 April 1920.

Medals: none
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLIFFORD James

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