|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Catherine Mary Down, George Street off Studley Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected on account of being medically unfit)|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, England.
Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.
Allotted to 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916, and taken on strength of 32nd Bn the same day.
Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 10 May 1916 (rheumatism); discharged, 17 May 1916; rejoined unit, 18 May 1916.
Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Moascar, 29 May 1916 (chronic lumbago and cardiac weakness); transferred to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 29 May 1916; to Ambulance Train, 31 May 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 31 May 1916; embarked for England, 24 June 1916; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 3 July 1916 (debility); to Huskards Ingatestone, Essex, 7 July 1916 (lumbago and debility); to No 2 Australia Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 15 September 1916; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 September 1916.
Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916 (senility and retention of urine); disembarked Adelaide, 5 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 January 1917.
Total war service: 1 year 97 days (of which 303 days were abroad).
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath not attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DOWN William James|