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James Joseph GREATOREX

Regimental number560
Date of birth--/08/1886
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical engineer
AddressGrahamstown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMr J Greatorex, Porepunkah, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: A&NZ Mtd Divs MG Corps
Promotion date: 29 October 1917


Unit: A&NZ Mtd Divs MG Corps
Promotion date: 1 February 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 11 January 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).
Recommendation date: 17 June 1917

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 6 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 May 1919

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