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James Williamson POOLE

Regimental number1567
Place of birthParkes New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressWattle Flat via Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabel Poole, Wattle Flat via Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'After an attack on an enemy column retiring from LUDD on 15th November, 1917, this N.C.O. was informed that an Officer had been wounded and was lying under heavy machine gun and artillery fire. He immediately went to the Officer's assistance dressed his wounds and assisted to carry him for a distance of two miles across an open plain under extremely heavy shell fire. His coolness and daring set a splendid example to all other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Middle East

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 December 1922
Place of burialWarringal Cemetery, Heidelberg, Victoria

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