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James Vicar TANTAU

Regimental number25856
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolTrinity Grammar School, Kew, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBaker
Address47 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Tantau, 47 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military service53rd Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 3 August 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBrandhoex New Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: A.A. and E.M. TANTAU, 47 Chrystabel Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria. Native of Perth, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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