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James John SUTTON

Regimental number6598
Place of birthCharleston, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKellyville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40.8
Height5' 9.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H B Sutton, Kellyville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Discharge date30 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; joined 13th Bn, in the field, 2 January 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 February 1917 (scabies); rejoined Bn, 1 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh and right leg), and admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to 49th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 16 April 1917; to England, 30 April 1917, and admitted to 1st Birmingham War Hospital, 1 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 June 1917; discharged on furlough, 25 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917, for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged (wounded), Sydney, 30 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 December 1954
Place of burialProspect Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUTTON James John

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