James Rookie WHEELER

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WHEELER, James Rookie

Service Number: 5478
Enlisted: 4 February 1916, Enlisted at Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beechworth, Victoria, Australian, 1877
Home Town: Koetong, Towong, Victoria
Schooling: Birringama State School, Victoria
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Flers, Picardie, France, 3 March 1917
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 32
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Corryong War Memorial, Cudgewa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5478, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Seymour, Victoria
4 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5478, 8th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''
1 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5478, 8th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
23 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5478, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles John and Emily Wheeler of Koetong, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal