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James Carstairs KININMONTH

Date of birth29 September 1892
OccupationPastoralist
AddressMt Hesse, Winchelsea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Miss Kininmonth, same address
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Train
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 1st Divisional Train Headquarters
Promotion date: 1 February 1916

Major


Unit: Staff 1st Division
Promotion date: 1 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order


Consistently excellent service. Has shown much energy, resource and foresight.
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'Commonwealth Gazette', 4 October 1917.

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date26 April 1919
Other details

Date of birth given on AWM Biographical Card as 29 September 1891.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 13 March 1941, as V352180; discharge details not available.
Date of death23 November 1954
Place of burialCremated Necropolis, Springvale, Victoria; ashes interred in Winchelsea Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, KININMONTH James Carstairs

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