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Young James JAMIESON

Regimental number2473
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDrover
AddressW Ayrie, 29 Railway Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 8"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J A Jamieson, 397 Kirk Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 3rd Lanark Infantry Volunteers; 1 year 2 months in the Victorian Imperial Bushmen; 293 days in the 2nd Scottish Horse; 63 days in the South African Light Horse.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialAubers Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 1), Aubers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 11 September 1915.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 6 October 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 6 October 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, 29 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 27 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 2130, 23 January, to 1300, 26 January 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 27 January 1916, of breaking bounds: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 27 January 1916, of disobedience of orders: awarded 28 hours' Punishment Drill and pay for new kit £9/1/0.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JAMIESON Young James

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