James Henry CRAMMOND

Regimental number2605
Place of birthSandhurst, Victoria
SchoolCentral Bendigo State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBailes Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Crammond, Bailes Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 months in the 8th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, Bendigo.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on James Roe Lodge (MU) Roll of Honor ['Our Soldier Brethren'], RSL Museum, Bendigo, Victoria. Parents: George and Sarah CRAMMOND, Bailes Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 5062 Pte Roy James CRAMMOND, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 January 1916 (tonsilitis, mild); discharged, 1 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 26 February 1916 (not yet diagnosed), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital (pyrexia, unknown origin); to Hospital Train No 4, 27 February 1916, and admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis (fancitis); rejoined Bn from hospital, 16 March 1916.

To hospital, 30 March 1916; rejoined unit, 1 April 1916 (no further details recorded).

Appointed Lance Corporal, 13 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 April 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, Duntroon Plateau, 4 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 830205: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Note: 'Missing 19.6.17, previously reported prisoner (sic) of War. Cert. by A.I.F. HdQtrs 8.11.17.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRAMMOND James Henry
Red Cross File No 830205