James William JEWELL

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JEWELL, James William

Service Number: 6042
Enlisted: 21 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Homebush, Queensland, 18 April 1892
Home Town: Homebush, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Homebush State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Borre, France, 17 July 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Homebush & District Honor Board, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6042, 9th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6042, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
17 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6042, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

James William JEWELL was born on 18th April, 1892 in Homebush, Queensland

His parents were George JEWELL and Johanna Maria CHRISTENSEN

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Nephew of 1528 Pte. James Walter Christensen (/explore/people/178577) who died of wounds in England 12 Aug 1916

"DEATH OF PRIVATE JEWELL.

Mrs. Jewell, Homebush, has received the following letter from Captain-Chaplain Rev. T. J. O'Donnell, 11th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, A.I.F., France:-

"Dear Mrs Jewell,— You have ere this heard the sad news of the death of your dear husband. I wish to offer you my sincerest sympathy in your sad loss, and to give you a few particulars. I am the Catholic chaplain, and was in the dressing station when I spoke to him and I write only because most likely no one else will. Last night your husband was up on duty near the front lines, when he was struck by a shell. He was badly wounded and was brought to the advanced dressing station. He was perfectly conscious and gave a magnificent example by the manner he bore his sufferings. He never murmured. He sent his love to you and his little son and an hour later passed peacefully away. He was buried at Borre to-day, and the Church of England chaplain read the service at the grave, over which his companions will erect a cross. He was a good man, a, brave soldier, and a true friend, and loved by all. You have the consolation of knowing that in the hour of danger he did his duty, and when his little son grows up he will have reason to be proud of his father who did not hesitate when duty called. May God console you and your little son in your hour of darkest sorrow." - from the Mackay Mercury 08 Oct 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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