|Place of birth||Sydney, New South wales|
|Other Names||James Joseph|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||199 Enmore Road, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, James Fay, 199 Enmore Road, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 103
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Promoted 2nd Lt, Gallipoli, 1 October 1915.
Transferred to B Company, 1 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 1 February 1916; transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 7 February 1916; returned to duty, 12 February 1916.
Promoted Lt, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
Sent Congratulatory Message: 'The Army Corps Commander wishes to thank all concerned in the very successful raids which have been carried out during the week. A brief summary of the events is given below ... (b) On the night of the 25/26 June another successful raid was carried out by a party of 6 officers and 65 other ranks of the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade who had volunteered for the work. The enemy trenches were entered ... and 4 prisoners were taken. It is estimated that 20 of the enemy were killed.'
Wounded in action, 8 November 1916 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, 10 November 1916; to england, 22 November 1916, and admitted same day to 3rd London General Hospital (wound: severe); transferred to Cobham Hall Hospital, 26 February 1917; to 6th Auxiliary Hospital, 20 July 1917; discharged, 21 July 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney; appointment terminated, 18 October 1917.Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal