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James Alfred DUNN

Regimental number1251
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressOccidental Hotel, Orange, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, V Dunn, 24 Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date29 October 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Mechanical Transport Company
FateDischarged 16 May 1919
Discharge date16 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on board HMAT 'Nestor', 28 February 1918, disembarked Liverpool, 20 April 1918.

Marched in to Heavy Artillery Training Depot, 20 April 1918.

Proceeded from Devonport, through Southampton, to France, 11 October 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, 12 October 1918.

Moved out to unit, 22 October 1918; taken on strength in the field, 1st Australian Siege Battery, 28 October 1918; transferred and taken on strength, 1st Australian Siege Battery Ammunition Column, 5 March 1919; transferred and taken on strength as Driver, 1st Motor Transport Company, 5 April 1919; moved out from unit and proceeded to England, 5 May 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 May 1919; marched out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 15 May 1919. Discharged, 16 May 1919; signed Certificate of Final Payment, Dublin, 22 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNN James Alfred

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