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James Francis DUNDON

Regimental number16027
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDental mechanic
AddressCanterbury, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Dundon, 20 Rochester Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentS/SGT
Unit nameDental Details
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/105/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollDental Corps
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date18 February 1918
Other details

Enlisted for dental service only.

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 September 1916; marched in to 4th Training Bn, 30 September 1916; marched into Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 12 September 1916; marched out to 'B' Group, Rollestone, 16 September 1916.

District Court Martial, Codford, 3 May 1917: charged with (1) Warminster Wiltshire 16.3.17. Using threatening language to his superior officer (2) Warminster Wiltshire 16.3.17. Offering violence to his superior officer. (3) No. 2 Camp Codford 16.3.17. When in Camp being found beyond the limits fixed by Southern Command Orders without a pass or written leave from his Commd. Officer. (4) Warminster Wiltshire 16.3.17. An act to the prejudice of good order and Military Discipline being improperly dressed wearing cap and had no belt on. Pleaded Not Guilty to (1) and (2), Guilty to (3) and (4). Found guilty on all charges. Sentence: to be reduced to the ranks and to undetgo detention for 6 months. Sentence confirmed by GOC AIF Depots in the United Kingdom, but detention remitted. Period in custody awaiting trial: 56 days.

Medical Board found him, 27 June 1917, 'permanently unfit for General service and permanently unfit for Home Service'. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic' for discharge (pulmonary tuberculosis) , 27 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 10 November 1917; discharged, 18 February 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNDON James Francis

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