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James BLACK

Regimental number2767
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressMorisset Hospital, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Black, Beechworth, Brompton Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date18 September 1919
Other details

Previously rejected for military service on account of eyesight.

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 35th Bn, 3 August 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 January 1918 (defective vision); rejoined unit, 12 January 1918.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 February 1918 (gonnorrhoea); discharged to Base Depot, 10 April 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 63 days. Rejoined unit, 3 June 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 July 1918 (defective vision); rejoined unit, 20 July 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 21 April 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged, 18 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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