James Sutton OAKES

Regimental number2456
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
AddressWynda, Henson Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinSister, Mrs. Margaret Westaway, Wynda, Henson Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Cross of St.George 4th Class

'Displayed great courage during operations at Poz?eres, 23-25 July 1916.'
Recommendation date: "28 July 1916

Military Medal

'Great courage and inspiration to men at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917