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James Holman CARTHEW

Regimental number12277
Place of birthMyrtleford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMyrtleford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Carthew, Myrtleford, Victoria
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous act of gallantry in extinguishing dangerous fire at considerable risk (East of Ypres, Belgium).'
Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Charles CARTHEW, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 May 1960

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