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James SUTHERLAND

Regimental number10575
Place of birthGisborne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressLake Charm, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W. Sutherland, Lake Charm, Victoria
Previous military service17th Australian Light Horse (18 months)
Enlistment date30 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll10515
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date23 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Cairo, 10 February 1916.

Taken on strength of 50th Battery, 13th Field Artillery Bde, Tel el Kebir, 22 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

To hospital, 12 April 1917; rejoined unit, 23 April 1917.

Remustered Driver, 4 September 1917.

On leave in United Kingdom, 15 September 1917.

Found guilty, London, 26 September 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 0730 hours, until 1750 hours, 25 September 1917; (2) being in possession of falsified pass: award, forfeits 14 days' pay and total forfeiture of 15 days' pay.

Rejoined unit from leave, 2 October 1917.

Admitted to No 17 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 October 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 1 November 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Hospital, 12 November 1917; discharged, 13 November 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 14 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 20 November 1917; rejoined 13th Field Artillery Bde, 23 November 1917.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 31 October 1918; rejoined unit, 28 November 1918.

Admitted to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 January 1919 (measles); transferred to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 1 February 1919; to No 3 Ambulance Train, 4 February 1919; to No 41 Stationary Hospital, 6 February 1919; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 11 February 1919; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, 16 February 1919; to England, 19 February 1919; to Endell Street Military Hospital, London, 19 February 1919 (bronchitis, slight); discharged to furlough, 21 February 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 31 May 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 23 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death5 May 1932
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUTHERLAND James

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