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Edward Stewart JAMES

Date of birth29 November 1889
Place of birthFriendly Islands N/A
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationVeterinary surgeon
AddressLangham Hotel, Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Rev. Charles Edward James, Cambridge Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Veterinary Officer)
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A44 Vestalia on 19 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Corps
Promotions

Major


Unit: Staff 4th Division
Promotion date: 9 December 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: "4 March 1917

Officer of the Order of the British Empire


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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