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James BOYD

Regimental number1168
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs M J Corlett, Dundrum, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date3 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli Peninsula, 2 May 1915; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 9 May 1915 (bayonet wound to arm); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, Egypt, 17 May 1915; discharged to duty, 24 May 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for duty, 21 July 1915; rejoined 13th Bn in the field, Gallipoli Peninsula, 27 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1915; admitted to Hospital Ship, HE 'Franconia', and transferred to England, 23 August 1915; admitted to Military Hospital, Lewisham, England, 9 September 1915 (severe wound); discharged from hospital and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 February 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', from Portsmouth, 8 May 1916; disembarked Sydney, 12 July 1916; discharged, 3 November 1916 (medically unfit: wounded).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYD James

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