James TWEEDIE

TWEEDIE, James

Service Numbers: 287, 1199
Enlisted: 18 September 1914, Enlisted at Echuca, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Born: Linton, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Home Town: Stratford, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Stratford State School, Victoria
Occupation: Horse Breaker
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 25 July 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row K, Grave 94 Chaplain Rev. F. Humphrys officiated, Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Highton Honor Roll, Stratford War Memorial, Waurn Ponds Shire of South Barwon Honor Roll
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 287, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, 1199, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Echuca, Victoria
28 Oct 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion, Prior to embarking
1 Nov 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, Prior to embarking
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Sergeant, 1199, 4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Sergeant, 1199, 4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, ANZAC / Gallipoli
25 Jul 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 1199, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son  of John Tweedie and Elizabeth Tweedie nee Turnbull of Highton, Geelong, Victoria. His brother Thomas Tweedie was later named as next of kin

Brother of Thomas Tweedie later of WA, Agnes Tweedie, John Anderson Tweedie, Susan Tweedie, Janet Tweedie, Margaret Tweedie and David Tweedie

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Boer War.