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James Sinclair LUSK

Regimental number540
Place of birthBallymony, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Lusk, Bundoorough, County Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Discharge date13 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 2 March 1915, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.

Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 23 January 1916 (dental care); discharged, 26 January 1916.

Proceeded to unit from 1st Division Details, 14 February 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 3rd Machine Gun Company, Serapeum, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 July 1916 (varicose veins); transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 July 1916; to No 30 General Hospital, Calais, 6 July 1916; to England, 10 July 1916; to No 2 Scottish General Hospital, Edinburgh, 11 July 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 August 1916; discharged, 29 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 August 1916 (Class B1A).

Granted furlough, 31 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 15 September 1916.

Marched into Headquarters, Tidworth, 29 September 1916.

Attached for duty to School of Instruction, Tidworth, 28 September 1916.

Attached to the School of Musketry, 8 February 1917.

Taken on strength of Headquarters, AIF Depots United Kingdom, 27 May 1918.

Transferred to 1st Machine Gun Bn, 12 October 1918, and marched into Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot the same day.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918, for submarine guard duty; disembarked Adelaide, 16 December 1918; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 13 February 1919.

Total war service: 4 years 162 days (of which 4 years 87 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 May 1923
Age at death42
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Path 5, Grave 7 East), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUSK James Sinclair

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