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James ENRIGHT

Regimental number3291
Place of birthKillarney, Co Kerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWoolpresser
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinSister, Lucy Sullivan, Blackall, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLongreach, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date17 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916. Proceeded from Perham Downs to France, 29 August 1916.

Marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 30 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Australian Tunneling Company, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to North Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 23 November 1916 (anemia); transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 November 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 December 1916 (trench fever); transferred to England, 4 January 1917.

Embarked Havre on HS 'Carisbrooke Castle', 5 January 1917. Admitted to Princess Christian Hospital, Weymouth, 6 January 1917 (trench foot and 'old age'); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 February 1917; marched out for journey to Australia, 6 April 1917; after brief return for treatment, discharged from Princess Christian Hospital, 4 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane. Discharged, 17 August 1917 (medically unfit for service, trench fever).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ENRIGHT James

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