Badge Number: S901, Sub Branch: Mt Gambier

BYRNE, James

Service Number: 6049
Enlisted: 10 May 1916, 19th Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beachport, South Australia, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Beachport, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Memorials: Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6049, 10th Infantry Battalion, 19th Reinforcements
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6049, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ballarat embarkation_ship_number: A70 public_note: ''
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6049, 10th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 6049

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

James Byrne was born in Mount Gambier, SA.  His address on enlistment was in Beachport on the Limestone Coast, where he worked as a grocer. His mother who was listed as his next of kin was at that time listed as a resident of Crouch Street in Mt Gambier. James was listed as 'single', aged 24 yo.


He embarked with the 19th Reinforcements of the 10th Infantry Battalion.

After undergoing training in the UK he was detached for Duty with the APM (Australian Provost Marshall - Military Police) in April 1917.  In September  he was transferred to the Divisonal Traffic Control Unit with which he served out the remainder of the War.. 

He returned to Australia 16 June 1919

War service: Western Front


Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.