|Place of birth||Alexandria, New South Wales|
|School||Alexandria Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||23 Lyne Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr J Starr, 23 Lyne Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served (as Sergeant) for 4.5 years in the 34th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 3), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Jacob and Lucy STARR, 23 Lyne Lane, Alexandria, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: Corporal|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.
Now, 28 July 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2610209: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 3291 Pte G.N. ELSEY, 54th Bn (patient, No 10 General Hospital, Rouen), 18 January 1917: 'He was in D Co. At Fromelles he was wounded by a poisoned bullet. He was sent to England where he died. Men who have returned from leave reported this to the Batt.'
Second statement, 755 Pte J.B. FORD, 54th Bn, 24 January 1917: 'He was hit by a shrapnel out in the open at Fromelles and poisoning set in in his wound and he died in hospital.'
Third statement, 3517 Lance Corporal R.C. DAVIE, D Company, 54th Bn, 19 May 1917: 'I knew Starr well ... His initial was J. and he gave me his address as 23 Lyne St., Alexandria, Sydney, half an hour before we went over the top at Fleurbaix. He was slightly wounded in the thigh I think, as we went from the reserve to the front line trench. Starr's pal, Shute, had his finger blown off. Shute therefore went back to the Dressing Station, but Starr carried on, and I saw him in the front line trench. but not after the attack. I met Shute at Weymouth some months afterwards. He was about to return to France, and as he knew I was returning to Australia, he gave me an old Disc belonging to Starr, which had been found at Estaires by a stranger to both of them, which I brough and gave to his mother.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STARR Victor James
Red Cross file 2610209