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James ELMER

Regimental number50
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressNursery Road, Mt Gravatt, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.75"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Elmer, Nursery Road, Mt Gravatt, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 9th Battalion Infantry, Machine Gun Section, Citizen Military Forces, Brisbane.
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Margaret ELMER. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date28 April 1916
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 3 March 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 30 March 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 28 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1928
Age at death31
Place of burialMt Gravatt Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELMER James

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