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Albert Ernest JAMES

Regimental number228
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Wm James, Balclutha, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Enlistment date3 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Victoria Cross (Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal )

Recommendation date: 28 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On an officer being dangerously wounded by rifle fire on an isolated ridge, he carried him back across the fire-swept area for forty yards under very heavy fire and under most difficult circumstances. This prompt and gallant action undoubvtedly saved the officer's life, as there was every probability of his bleeding to death if not attended to at once.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

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