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James William WHITE

Regimental number2181
Place of birthBoort Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker
AddressDeepwater, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J White, Deepwater, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'He was in charge of a Lewis machine gun section during the attack near BULLECOURT on the morning of the 11th April, 1917. When compelled to retire, and after half his crew had been killed or wounded, he carried his gun safely out of action back to our own trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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