James Meldrum BINNIE MM

Badge Number: 71679, Sub Branch: Mitcham
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BINNIE, James Meldrum

Service Number: 3808
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Aberdeen, Scotland, 9 November 1890
Home Town: Bedford Park, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Age, Daw Park, South Australia, 19 October 1969, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3808
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3808, 8th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3808, 6th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3808, 8th Pioneer Battalion
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3808, 6th Pioneer Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 3808, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Honoured Military Medal

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Biography contributed by Loxton High School

James Meldrum Binnie was 25 when he joined the Australian army and when he entered the war in 1917 on the 30th of October. He was a private in the war. The ship or boat he embarked on was called the HMAT Aeneas A60. James had a brother called William Binnie. They both entred the war at the same time and place and both managed to stay alive throughtout this event. His service number was 3808 when he embarked or joined the army. In 1919 he was given a Military Medal for serving his country in the war and also serving his king.

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