James William George PYLE

PYLE, James William George

Service Number: 210
Enlisted: 6 February 1915, Place of Enlistment, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Watsonville, Queensland, Australia, 4 April 1895
Home Town: Watsonville, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Watsonville State School, Watsonville, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 July 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France, Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Picardie, France
Tree Plaque: Anzac Tree Watsonville
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bundaberg Christ Church Roll of Honour, Cairns Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

6 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 210, 25th Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 210, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Sergeant, 210, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane

James William George Pyle.

James William George Pyle was born in Watsonville near Herberton on the 4 April 1895 to James Pyle and Clara Trevenen. He was the eldest of 7 children, Rose Evelyn born 1897, Nellie Amelia 1899, Wilma Henrietta 1900, Florence Bertha 1901, Norman Elisha 1903 and Robert James 1906. James’s father died 1909.

On his enlistment in Cairns his age was 19 years 10 months, his occupation a Labourer and his next of kin his mother, Mrs C, Pyle, Bunda St., Cairns. His height was 5 feet 7 inches, weighed 130 pounds with fair complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair. His religion was Church of England.

He also served in the AN&MEF in the Far North Queensland Kennedy Regiment, known as the Dirty 500. Members of the Dirty 500, including James, landed on Thursday Island on 16 August 1914 from the troopship “Kanowna”, to take part in the capture of German New Guinea. An incident on board the “Kanowna” involving the firemen forced the immediate return of the troops to Townsville on 18 August 1914; James was discharged the same day.

James fought in the Gallipoli Peninsula and was admitted to the 7th field Ambulance with a Septic Throat and after discharge dissembled on the “Hororata” and disembarked in Marselilles, France.

James William George Pyle was killed in action in France and buried in the Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France. Courtesy of The Cairns District Family History Society.

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