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James Harlow ALLINSON

Regimental number3672
Place of birthWalhalla, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressCowwarr, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.10
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Josephine Allinson, Cowwarr, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Discharge date25 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 8th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 26 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to England, 4 August 1916, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham war Hospital, 6 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 25 January 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 January 1941
Place of burialLilydale Lawn Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLINSON James Harlow

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