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James Francis STRAIN

Regimental number919
Place of birthKoroit Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addresss
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, Mrs S Johnston, Koroit, Victoria
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry in cutting the enemy wire entanglements under Machine Gun fire during the raid of June 29th, and also for devotion to duty as Stretcher Bearers in bringing 3 men back into our trenches across No Man's Land under a barrage of shrapnel fire.' [Refers also to 2488 Pte Garnet Edward ROBBINS]
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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