James Montrose MAUGHAN


MAUGHAN, James Montrose

Service Numbers: 2569, SX21786, S840
Enlisted: 30 July 1915
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 16 March 1893
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Surveyor
Died: Accidental (bombed in a training exercise), Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 2 June 1943, aged 50 years
Cemetery: Ipswich General Cemetery, Qld
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 27th Infantry Battalion
4 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 2569, 27th Infantry Battalion, " We went up to one of the outposts, and I was standing on top looking at the wiring about 9.15 a.m., when a machine gun from the Butte caught me. I thought a shell had burst, & a square of broken ice had hit me in the stomach. Anyway, I dropped into a shell hole full of ice, & downed my britches to see what had happened. I was hit in the penis, and it gave me such a dreadful pain. I didn’t feel anything else. Col. Norrie & a couple of the fellows hopped out & started to had to be borrowed. It turned out I was hit in the left thigh & the right

World War 2 Service

20 Jul 1942: Involvement Major, SN SX21786
20 Jul 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
20 Jul 1942: Involvement Major, SN S840
6 Jun 1943: Wounded Australian Army, Major, SN SX21786
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Thomas Clements

James Montrose Maughan served as a lieutenant throughout the First World War until he was shot in the thigh and wrist. He later served in World War Two, where he was killed.