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James Alexander WEIR

Regimental number6111
Place of birthNhill Victoria
AddressNhill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, S Weir, Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty. On September 1918 when this Battalion advanced from Dog Trench against [the] enemy position and all the Company runners had become casualties, this N.C.O. volunteered to take a message back to Battalion H.Qrs. At the time the Company was under heavy machine gun and artillery fire and had suffered 40% casualties in an advance of about 200 yards. This N.C.O. got the message through and returned. He then rendered valuable assistance in getting the wounded back to Dog Trench. Throughout the operation this N.C.O. rendered invaluable service and by his cheerful manner and disregard of danger set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3992 Samuel WEIR
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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