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James Henry McGRATH

Regimental number2596
Place of birthNelson, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGroom
AddressMorwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 7.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFriend, William Shaw, Morwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mongolia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Depot Stores
FateReturned to Australia 23 August 1917
Discharge date3 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Boorara', 23 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 27 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: double inguinal hernia, senility), Melbourne, 3 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth incorrectly entered on NAA RecordSearch as Helson, New Zealand.
Date of death28 August 1933
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGRATH James Henry

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