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John Rodda JAMES

Regimental number31592
Date of birth18 August 1898
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolRose Park Public School; Muirden College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
Address119 Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C T James, 119 Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military service79th Infantry
Enlistment date21 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2176 Pte Charles Rodda JAMES, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Gassed, Ypres, 27 October 1917; invalided to Tooting Military Hospital, England; returned to duty, January 1918. Arrived back in Australia, 18 August 1919.
Date of death1 June 1952

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