Regimental number260
Place of birthArklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Mrs Harris, Bedford Street, Dockville, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 4.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Lucy Colvin, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date28 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 20 July 1916. Found guilty, 23 October 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 20-21 October, to 6.30 pm, 24 October 1916: awarded 14 days' confined to barracks and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916. Detached to Divisional School, 10 June 1917; rejoined 43rd Bn, 17 July 1917. On leave to England, 2 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 21 January 1918. Detached to Australian infantry Base Depot, 27 June 1918. Invalided to England, 9 July 1918 (hernia);marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918, for onward travel by train to Adelaide, 15 October 1918; discharged, Adelaide, 28 October 1918 (medically unfit).

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