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Regimental number3336
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 2.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Robert McClure, 6 Central Street off Newtownards Road, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 December 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date13 June 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to 6th London Field Ambulance, 1 December 1916 (myalgia); transferred to 47th Divisional Rest Station, 2 December 1916; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 5 December 1916 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, 4 January 1917.

Admitted to 50th Field Ambulance, 28 July 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 31 July 1917; to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 1 August 1917; transferred to England, 5 August 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Monyhull, 6 August 1917. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 August 1917. Medical Board, Harefield, 5 September 1917, declared him permanently unfit for military service. Discharged on furlough, 7 September 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; disembarked Sydney, 28 March 1918, for overland travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: asthma and defective vision), Brisbane, 13 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 September 1948
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCLURE James

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