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James Robertson ELRICK

Regimental number3228
Place of birthMontrose, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia33
OccupationTramway employee
Addressc/o Mrs Main, 17 Yaralla Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Elrick, 22 Bruce Street, Dundee, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: WIlliam and Jane Davidson ELRICK. Native of Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at V.C. Avenue, Rue de Petillon by Reverend G.W.B. Statt, no date stated.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELRICK James Robertson

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