James David POPE


POPE, James David

Service Number: 2016
Enlisted: 21 January 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company
Born: Bowral, New South Wales, July 1896
Home Town: Bowral, Wingecarribee, New South Wales
Schooling: Bowral District Public School
Occupation: Stone mason
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2016, Liverpool, New South Wales
10 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2016, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2016, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2016, 1st Machine Gun Company, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2016 Corporal James David Pope, 1st Machine Gun Company. A stone mason prior to enlisting on 26 January 1915, Cpl Pope was initially promoted to the rank of Sergeant during training, but reverted to Private when he joined his unit on 21 July 1915. Cpl Pope was killed in action in France on 20 July 1916." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)