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James Charles SUPPLE

Regimental number2120
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPatten Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 8.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Joseph Supple, Nile Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Discharge date8 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 19 April 1916 (dupritrigus fracture); discharged to duty, 23 April 1916; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France (date not recorded); marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 11 September 1916.

Found guilty, 15 September 1916, of drunkenness: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 1.

Marched out to England with 'PB' personnel, 27 December 1916.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 January 1917.

Classified 'C3', 23 January 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Dept, Weymouth, 14 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 28 August 1917 (overage); disembarked Melburne, 24 October 1917, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: overage [Medical Board report, 25 October 1917: '49 years old & looks it. Persistent rheumatism aggravated by duty in the trenches']), Adelaide, 8 November 1917.

War service: 2 years 55 days (of which 1 year 260 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death23 October 1936
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUPPLE James Charles

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