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James Sowden GRAY

Regimental number568
Place of birthOrroroo, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCarrier
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.6
Height5' 11.5"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Gray, Orroroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date21 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 21 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 21 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1984
Age at death88
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRAY James Sowden

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