The AIF Project

James Frank BAYES

Regimental number1973
Place of birthBrompton, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address6th Street, Bowden, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinUncle, George Frank Bayes, Glanton Street, West Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets for 3 years; 1 year in 76th Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; transferred to 77th Regiment; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date10 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported Killed in Action, 19 July 1916; subsequently, 27 September 1916, reported as prisoner of war (slightly wounded), Germany.

Reported as escaped from Germany; arrived Holland, 3 November 1918.

Arrived England, 19 November 1918.

Granted leave to 19 December 1918.

Admitted to hospital, No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 January 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot from hospital, 12 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 6 April 1919 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged from ship's hospital, 13 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 April 1919; discharged, 10 June 1919.

War service: 3 years 252 days (of which 3 years 78 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 August 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAYES James Frank
Red Cross File No 0290104

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.