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Regimental number9080
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
SchoolStanmore Public School; St Joseph's College, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingSanitary Inspector
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram driver
AddressSurry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36.10
Height5' 8.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Williams, 517 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the NSW Cadets; 1 year 50 days in the South African Constabulary, Boer War.
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Stephen and Pauline Mary WILLIAMS; Wife: Catherine WILLIAMS, Mycumbene, Rowlands Avenue, Bondi, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Base Depot, 21 April 1916.

Sent for duty to Town Major, Estaires, 30 April 1916.

Taken on strength, 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 3 September 1918.

Killed in action, 30 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS James
Red Cross File 29604075

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