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James Martin JUDD

Regimental number1142
Date of birth29 April 1895
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolGoulburn Public School, New South Wales
Address240 Sydenham Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Judd, 240 Sydenham Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Gordon Club Cadets (Goulburn), 34th Militia Battalion, Marrickville Area. Prior to AIF enlistment served for 14 months in the German Concentration Camp, Holsworthy.
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name36th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEmbarked as Sgt in 'D' Coy 36th Bn; Acting CSM during Messines Battle; awarded Military Medal after Messines Battle; received Commission on 24 August 1917. Gassed at Villers-Bretonneux, 29 April 1918; reported to 35th Bn. 10 August 1918. (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCote 80 French National Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 15), Etinehem, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales. Parents: Tom and Mary JUDD, 240 Sydenham Road, Marrickville, New South Wales. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsCousin: 477 Pte Albert Selwyn JUDD, 36th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 13 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital,5 October 1916 (influenza); marched into 28 Camp, Larkhill, from hospital, 11 October 1916.

Poceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

'The Brigade Commander has much pleasure in placing on record the name of this N.C.O. who was conspicuous for his bravery and gallantry in recent offensive [action]',18 June 1917.

Awarded Military Medal, 24 une 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 8 July 1917 (influenza), and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 10 July 1917, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 10 July 1917 (trench fever); discharged to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 19 July 1917; to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 22 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, Belgium, 20 July 1917.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 24 August 1917.

Detached to 2nd Army School, 30 September 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 3 Novemer 1917.

On lave to England, 9 January1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 25January 1918.

Wounded in action, 18 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance; transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Ambulance Train, 19 April 1918, and admitted to 10th British Red Cross Hospital, 20 April 1918; transferred to England, 30 April 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 1 May 1918. Discharged to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 15 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 July 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 August 1918.

Killed in action, 22 August 1918.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JUDD James Martin

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