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James Alexander BRYDEN

Regimental number32566
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraper
AddressCnr Oxford and Carr Streets, Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I I Bryden, c/o Mr Kenworthy, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 August 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 10, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Discharge date6 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 14 February 1917; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917; marched into Larkhill Training Barracks, 11 April 1917; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 15 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 16 August 19187; marched out to Unit, 29th August 1917; taken on strength of 4th Divisional Ammunition Corps, in the Field, 30 August 1917; detached to 4th Infantry Brigade, 25 April 1918; rejoined 4th Divisional Ammunition Corps from detachment, 1 August 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance (pyrexia), 2 August 1918; to Casualty Clearing Station, 5 August 1918; to 6th General Hospital (influenza), Rouen, 9 August 1918; embarked for England, 9 August 1918; admitted to Northampton War Hospital, England, 10 August 1918; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 10 September 1918; discharged on furlough from, 12 September 1918, until, 26 September 1918, to report to Sutton Veny Command Depot; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 26 September 1918; marched out to Australian Headquarters, London, 7 October 1918; marched out to Weymouth Command Depot, 24 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Delta', 25 January 1919; disembarked, Fremantle, 28 February 1919; discharged, Perth, 6 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRYDEN James Alexander

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