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James Whamond ANNAT

Regimental number17
Date of birth--/10/1892
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
AddressLentrathen, Lewis Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J W Annat, Lentrathen, Lewis Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF25
Promotion date: 21 November 1917


Unit: INF26
Promotion date: 25 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Work at Westhoek Ridge on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE, 20th September 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the officer had been wounded, he took charge of the platoon and rendered valuable assistance in consolidating the position on the left flank of the Company. Later, as Acting C.S.M. when the Company Commander had been wounded he did excellent work in company with the only remaining company officer, in carrying out the relief of the Company under heavy shell fire. Throughout the whole attack he set a fine example to all ranks and was continually moving amongst the men and inspiring a high standard of courage and duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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