John Charles JAMES

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JAMES, John Charles

Service Numbers: 4301, 4301A
Enlisted: 14 August 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Lancashire, England, October 1873
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Wounds, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England, 2 August 1916
Cemetery: Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England
Church of England Section, Grave 1829
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4301, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4301, 4th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4301, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
23 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4301, Shell wound to the mouth, arm and chest
2 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4301A, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin was given as his cousin Delia McPartlin of 88 Fort Street, Sydney, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Memorial plaque and scroll were undelivered as contact untraceable.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 2nd August…… Private John Charles James was born at Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire, England around 1872.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 14th August, 1915 as a 42 year old, single, Miner from Miller’s Point, Sydney, NSW.

Private John Charles James embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Aeneas (A60) on 20th December, 1915 with the 4th Infantry Battalion, 13th Reinforcements. He was transferred to 2nd Battalion on 14th February, 1916 & joined them at Tel-el-Kebir.

Private James embarked for overseas from Alexandria on 22nd March, 1916 on Troop Ship Ivernia. He disembarked at Marseilles, France on 28th March. 1916.

Private John Charles James was wounded in action in France on 23rd July, 1916 with shrapnel wounds to mouth, arm & chest. He was admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station on 23rd July, 1916 then transferred to 25th Ambulance Train. Pte James was admitted to No. 5 General Hospital at Rouen, France on 24th July, 1916 with gunshot wounds to head. He embarked for England from Havre, France on 26th July, 1916 on the Hospital Ship Asturias.

Private James was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England on 26th July, 1916 with gunshot wounds to Face & left wrist - severe. The Hospital Admissions form states he had a gunshot wound to left forearm & Pneumonia. Private James was reported as seriously ill with Pneumonia (no date).

Private John Charles James died at 4 am on 2nd August, 1916 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England from wounds received in action in France – gunshot wounds to left wrist & face & Pneumonia.

He was buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England where 49 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/a---j.html

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