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James Hutchison SHEARER

Regimental number7047
Place of birthMaclean New South Wales
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressEverton, Norman Park, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs I Shearer, Everton, Norman Park, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Hutchison spelt Hutchinson
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. He acted as stretcher bearer and did marvellous work rescuing and carrying in wounded under an intense barrage and enemy machine gun fire which costs us fifty percent of our stretcher bearers. he courage and devotion of these gallant men was the theme of admiration of all members of the Battalion and to see their wonderful work recognised would give great satisfaction to the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1975

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