|Place of birth||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr Robert Aberdein, Gooroolba Siding, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||49th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/66/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2377|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 19 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 December 1916; marched in to 13th Training Bn, 10 December 1916.
Found guilty, Codford, 3 January 1917, of overstaying leave from 1 am, 3 January, to 2 pm, 5 January 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 6 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; taken on strength, 49th Bn, in the field, 13 February 1917.
Detached to School of Instruction, 24 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 April 1917.
Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right forearm), admitted same day to 9th Casualty Clearing Station and transferred to Ambulance Train No 112, and admitted to 55th General Hospital, Abbeville, 8 June 1917; transferred to England, 13 June 1917, and admitted same day to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury (wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 17 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; re-embarked on HT 'Suevic' for Brisbane, 22 November 1917; discharged, Brisbane, 5 January 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ABERDEIN James|