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Regimental number740
Place of birthDonegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressScone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.25"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMrs B W Gallaher, 29 Risk Street, Dumbarton, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date6 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916. Detached to Railway Construction Depot, West Capell, 9 February 1917; rejoined 35th Bn from detachment, 7 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917, and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound, left ankle); transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1917; by Ambulance Train No 29, 13 October 1917, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 14 October 1917; to England, 6 November 1917, and admitted to Mile End Military Hospital, Bancroft Road, 7 November 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 December 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918 (gun shot wound, left knee, right foot, left hand); disembarked Melbourne for onward to travel to Sydney, 7 July 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 6 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 June 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL James

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