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James Walter CHRISTENSEN

Regimental number1528
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
SchoolHomebush, Mackay, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressMount Carbine, via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, J.W. Christenson, Milton Street, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st (or 3rd) contingent, Mackay, for South Africa.
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, Somme Sector, France
Date of death12 August 1916
Age at death39.11
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialHastings Cemetery, Sussex, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: I.W. and Maren CHRISTENSEN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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