James Leslie STARK


STARK, James Leslie

Service Number: 387
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 1 January 1894
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 April 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
I J II, Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Ribemont, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St Stephen's Church WWI Memorial Tablet, Toowoomba St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 387, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Toowoomba, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 387, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 387, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
1 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 387, 49th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre

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"387 Sergeant James Leslie Stark, 49th Battalion, AIF, of Toowoomba, Qld. Sgt Stark enlisted on 19 August 1914 and embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Star of England on 24 September 1914. He was killed in action in France on 1 April 1918, aged 24. He was one of four brothers who enlisted and served in the First World War; he and his brother 8 Private (Pte) Henry Cook Stark were both killed." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)