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James Troy CABLE

Regimental number1764
Place of birthWoollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Technical High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Address'Tano', Pine Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Cable, 'Tano', Pine Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20.7
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialCrucifix Corrner Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave 19), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary CABLE, Pine Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Undated statement, Red Cross File, 4742 Pte T. GRIFFITHS, 7th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery: 'I remember Lawson [and Cable] having been killed by the premature bursting of one of our shells at a spot 400 yds west of Villers Bretonneux near the aerodrome on July 4th, 1918. The ground was held.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CABLE James Troy
Red Cross File 0670109N

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