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Regimental number1007
Other NamesEdward James
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFrench polisher
AddressCorlette Street, Junction, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinE Darragh, Corlette Street, Junction, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917

Military Medal

'He on the 11th and night of 11th/12th April 1917 near NOREUIL in charge of Bearer Subdivision worked unceasingly under heavy fire and by his personal effort was responsible for successful evacuation of casualties back from the Regimental Aid Posts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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