James Gardiner DANIEL


DANIEL, James Gardiner

Service Number: 300
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Shepparton, Vic.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Echuca, Vic., 1889
Home Town: Kyneton, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk - Bank of Victoria, Shepparton
Died: Died of wounds, France, 28 February 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Echuca War Memorial, Kyneton War Memorial, Mooroopna Shepparton News Calendar & Pictorial Honour Roll of Fallen Heroes, Shepparton & District War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 300, 7th Infantry Battalion, Shepparton, Vic.
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 300, 7th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 300, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
28 Feb 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 300, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mr C.S. and Mrs M.G. DANIEL, 30 Kelson Street, Coburg, Victoria, Australia. 

The intimation was received in Shepparton on Saturday night that Sergt. James Gardiner Daniel, 7th Battalion, had succumbed to wounds received in Northern France.  The Defence department had druing that day conveyed the intelligence by wire to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Daniel, of Bowen Street, Kyneton (whose eldest so he was); and they repeated it by wire to Mr. W.S. Purton of Shepparton (who is a relative by marriage).  It was only some hours previously on Saturday that Mr Purton had received from the late Sergeant Daniel a letter and some photographs; and a letter (intimatingthat he was about to again proceed to the fighting line), with photographs and views of London had also that day been received by Miss Gracie Wilson, of this town.  Sergeant Daniel was born in Echuca 26 years ago; in that town his fater was in partnership with Mr. E.J. Harris (now of Shepparton), in a large drapery business.  On leaving school he entered the service of the Bank of Victoria; and at the time of his enlistment he was ledger-keeper at the Shepparton branch.  The late sergeant was generally popular in this town; urbane, generous hearted and gentlemanly at all times, he was greatly esteemed; and when Great Britain declared war against Germany on August 4th, 1914, he was one of the first in Shepparton to volunteer for service against the common enemy.  He sailed with the first contingent, went through the Gallipoli campaign, and then proceeded to England with the object jof going into the fighting line in Northern France.