James Richard SURCH

SURCH, James Richard

Service Number: 6167
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, 1888
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Private Schools, England
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 August 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Southport Anzac Park Memorial Gates, Southport Shire Council Roll of Honour, Southport War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Windsor War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 6167, 26th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Marathon embarkation_ship_number: A74 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 6167, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James R. and Emily Surch of Warwickshire, England.

Husband of Ada Elizabeth Williams, formerly Surch nee Edwards, of Gunyah Street, Lutwyche, Queensland. James and Ada married on 16 February 1916 in QLD.

10 October 1916 - enlisted at Brisbane, QLD, with the 26th Battalion and with the rank of Private.

29 October 1917 - wounded in action. Gassed.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal