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Richard Henry JAMES

Regimental number2856
Place of birthSummer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationIronmonger
Address8 Bogan Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Dobbie, 8 Bogan Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces for 25 days; transferred to the AIF.
Enlistment date7 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; taken on strength, 33rd Bn, 5 July 1917.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 16 August 1917 (influenza); discharged to duty, 21 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 26 August 1917.

Admitted to 54th General Hospital, 17 October 1917 (trench feet); transferred to England, 22 October 1917, and admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 19 November 1917. Granted furlough, 21 January 1918, to report to No. 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 February 1918. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 8 May 1918; to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 17 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'City of York', 14 January 1919; arrived Port Melbourne, 27 February 1919; discharged, 4 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1971

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