James Roi D'ALTON MM

D'ALTON, James Roi

Service Number: 176
Enlisted: 24 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Natimuk, Victoria, 12 October 1888
Home Town: Stawell, Northern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Natural causes, Stawell, Victoria, 28 November 1968, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Stawell (Pleasant Creek) Cemetery
Memorials: Fyans Creek State School HR, Halls Gap Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

24 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 176, Melbourne, Victoria
6 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 176, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 176, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
14 Oct 1917: Wounded Private, SN 176, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres
25 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3rd Pioneer Battalion
6 Apr 1918: Wounded Lance Corporal, SN 176, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, 2nd occasion
21 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 176, 3rd Pioneer Battalion

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Biography

"...Mrs Cumming has also learnt that one of her nephews with an English regiment (Sergt J. Cumming) has won a military medal and also a bar to same, whilst her son-in-law, Pte J. R. D'Alton, of Hal's Gap, also won a military medal. Mrs Cumming's only other son was killed at Messines some time ago." - from the Stawell News 19 Jun 1918 (nla.gov.au)