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James Edward STALEY

Regimental number1306
Place of birthDaylesford Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationImporter
Address110 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Minnie Staley, 110 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as forward observation officer during an attack. He succeeded in establishing communication, and maintained it under heavy fire for a day and a night. He transmitted much valuable information as to the position of the front line and enemy preparations for counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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