James Weir DEWAR

Regimental number7967
Place of birthZeehan, Tasmania
AddressCue, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.5
Height6' 0"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, J N Dewar, Cue, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1917
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board SS Canberra on 23 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date22 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 14 July 1918 (shell wound, right and left thighs: severe).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 22 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 July 1953
Place of burialMeekatharra Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEWAR James Weir