|Place of birth||Brompton, South Australia|
|Address||6th Street, Bowden, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Uncle, George Frank Bayes, Glanton Street, West Hindmarsh, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served 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.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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 death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BAYES James Frank
Red Cross File No 0290104