James Valentine AIREY


AIREY, James Valentine

Service Number: 755
Enlisted: 19 October 1914, Enlisted at Seymour, Vic.
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Yea, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Yea, Murrindindi, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 5, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Yea War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 755, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Seymour, Vic.
8 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 755, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 755, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Pera, Melbourne
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 755, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Airey (died 1914c) and  Hannah Airey of Tocumwal, NSW, later (1926) of 'Parade', Raglan Street, Yea, Vic. Brother of John William Airey, Thomas Wilson Airey and Elizabeth Ellen Airey

Medals: 1914-5 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal