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James Lefeore BIRCH

Regimental number5968
Place of birthCairns Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressMartin Street, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs D Birch, Martin Street, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1516 Pte Thomas BIRCH, 2nd Machine Gun Bn (late 25th Bn), died of broncho-pneumonia, France, 2 December 1918; 713 Pte Albert Victor BIRCH, 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 October 1936
Place of burialCairns Cemetery, Queensland

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