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James FORD

Regimental number883
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationVaudeville artist
AddressAddison Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Linda E Ford, Addison Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations from 26 to 28 August, 1918, which resulted in the capture of Foucaucourt. This non-commissioned officer was with a platoon of the right attacking company, which was held up by an enemy machine gun. He rushed the gun at the point of the bayonet, and captured the crew.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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