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Number: Private 1869

Battalion: 59th Battalion

Place of Birth: Leongatha

Next of Kin: His mother, Margaret Allison of Roughead St
Leongatha and later 26 Maurice St Caulfield

Date and place of enlistment: Leongatha 3/4/1916

Physical details at time of enlistment: Age 24 years 4 months,
5'6 ½", 8 stone 7 pounds, brown eyes and light brown hair

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation: Farmer

Date and place of death: He was killed in action
on 11/5/1917 at Bullicourt

Location of grave or memorial: He is on the memorial at Quent Rd Cemetery Buissy

Relationship to Woorayl Shire: He was born in Leongatha and lived most of his life in Leongatha North.

Military History:

James attended Leongatha State School
3/4/1916 He enlisted in Leongatha
8/7/1916 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ajuna
31/8/1916 He disembarked Devonport England
3/9/1916 He moved to the training facility on Salisbury Plain
6/12/1916 James proceeded to France via Folkestone as a reinforcement for the 59th Battalion
30/12/1916 He marched out to the 59th
5/1/1917 He was in the 59th Battalion
30/3/1917 James was sick in hospital
31/3/1917 He transferred to the 15th Field Ambulance
31/4/1917 He was discharged to duty and rejoined his unit
11/5/1917 He was killed in action at Bullecourt
His effects were received by his mother Mrs. Margaret Allison who lived in Roughead St Leongatha.
His mother received his plaque and medals in the early 1920s
Mr. J W Sutherland Solicitor of Leongatha applied for a death certificate as he had the soldier�s will and James had a Life Insurance policy.
His brother Archibald Miller Allison served and returned
Robert Allison, his cousin, served and returned



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