James Augustus GAVIN


GAVIN, James Augustus

Service Number: 482
Enlisted: 9 July 1915, Enoggera, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Jondaryan, Queensland, 20 March 1886
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crows Nest (Qld) War Memorial, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

9 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Enoggera, Brisbane, Queensland
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 482, 31st Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 482, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 482, 31st Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 31st Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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"...482 Private (Pte) James Gavin. A station hand from Toowoomba, Queensland, he embarked from Melbourne on 9 November 1915 with the 31st Battalion aboard HMAT Wandilla (A62). Pte Gavin was promoted to Lance Corporal (L Cpl) on 29 April 1916. L Cpl Gavin was killed in action on 19 July 1916 in France. He was 30 years old." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)