James RATCLIFFE

RATCLIFFE, James

Service Number: 1306
Enlisted: 4 November 1914, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, 5 January 1894
Home Town: West Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales
Schooling: Leichhardt Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 6 August 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

4 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1306, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
1 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Corporal, 1306, 4th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Corporal, 1306, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Melbourne
1 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1306, 4th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1306, 4th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard and Elizabeth Ratcliffe of Gordon Avenue, Hamilton, NSW formerly of Beckham Street, West Maitland, NSW

Brother of John Ratcliffe who returned to Australia on 5 March 1919 having served with the 55th Battalion and Sydney Thomas Ratcliffe of the 13th Battalion who died of wounds (right thigh) while a Prisoner of War in the Kriege Lazareth, Germany. He was buried in the Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany. Plot V11, Row C, Grave 9

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served 12 months in the Cadets plus a further two years in the Citizen Military Forces

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