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Regimental number1130
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address67 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Gordon, 67 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Date of death19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19-20 July 1916.

Note on file: 'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except that the soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION. FRANCE 19.7.16.'

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Believed buried in the vicinity of Fleurbaix Sh 36.'

Note on Red Cross File No 1190208: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GORDON James
Red Cross file 1190208

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