John Hugh JAMES MC

JAMES, John Hugh

Service Number: 223
Enlisted: 27 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Sale, Victoria, June 1890
Home Town: Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Brick layer
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World War 1 Service

27 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 223, Melbourne, Victoria
6 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 223, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 223, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
7 Jun 1917: Honoured Military Cross, Messines
4 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"LIEUTENANT HUGH JAMES, Awarded the Military Cross for Gallantry. Formerly Captain and Champion of the Richmond Football Club. Lieutenant Hugh James has, according to information supplied by Mr. W. A. Maybury, secretary of the Richmond Football Club, been awarded the Military Cross, the official despatch stating that the honor was gained "by conspicuous gallantry in repairing a bridge under heavy fire, thereby setting an inspiriting example to his men." Lieuitenant James was, some little time ago, slightly wounded, but was soon on duty again." - from the Richmond Guardian 12 Jan 1918 (