|Place of birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Molesworth Road, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E. Exeter, same address|
|Previous military service||Served in Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Divisional Train, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Company, Australian Army Service Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3447 Pte Albert Charles PRENTICE, 50th Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1916; 3933 Pte George Henry PRENTICE, 5th Bn, died of wounds, 7 June 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Posted to No 1 Company, Divisional Train, 4 April 1915.
Found guilty, 9 April 1915, of drunkenness: fined 2/6d.
Awarded 72 hours' detention, 10 April 1915: no further details recorded.
Found guilty, Alexandria, 21 April 1915, of assaulting a native: awarded 14 days' detention and forfeiture of pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 May 1915.
Wounded in action, 10 May 1915; admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 19 May 1915 (neck wound: severe); transferred to England, and admitted to Manchester Hospital, England, 21 June 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 21 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound: shattered jaw), Melbourne, 28 January 1916.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath not attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PRENTICE James John Bowe|