Henry George JAMES


JAMES, Henry George

Service Numbers: 3615, 3618
Enlisted: 3 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia, 26 December 1896
Home Town: Scottsdale, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Scottsdale State School, Tasmania
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, France, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, 3 September 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Scottsdale Municipality Pictorial HR, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3615, 12th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3618, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3618, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
18 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Signaller, 52nd Infantry Battalion
3 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3618, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Sue Guinan, Tasmania in the Great War 1914-1918

Pte Henry George James

Born 26th December 1896 Scottsdale Tasmania the son of Joseph George and Anne Marie James (nee Jensen) a farmhand he embarked Melbourne 10th November 1915 on board “HMAT Ascanius” with the 12th Infantry Battalion. As a cadet he was awarded the marksman’s badge. On leaving Egypthe was appointed Company Signaller for A Company He was serving with the 52nd Battalion when he was killed in action 3rd September 1916 in France and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France