James Henry MICKELS


MICKELS, James Henry

Service Number: 3560
Enlisted: 29 September 1915, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, England, United Kingdom, 1884
Home Town: South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, 1st Australian Auxilary Hospital, Harefield, United Kingdom, 20 March 1917
Cemetery: Harefield (St. Mary) Churchyard
Australian section, Grave 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3560, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoia
29 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3560, 21st Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3560, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 21st Battalion to the 60th Battalion
21 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3560, 60th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the right thigh and evacuated to England on the
20 Mar 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3560, 60th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 9 years

Son of James and Sadie Mickels of 328 Park Street, South Melbourne,  Victoria; previously of Post Office Place, South Melbourne

Medals: British War Medal, Vcitory Medal

Served in the Kings Royal Rifles for over 5 years