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Private 1869

59th Battalion

Leongatha, Victoria

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

Leongatha, Victoria 3/4/1916

Age 24 years 4 months, 5'6 ½", 8 stone 7 pounds, brown eyes and light brown hair



He was killed in action on 11/5/1917 at Bullicourt, France

He is on the memorial at Quent Rd Cemetery Buissy, France

He was born in Leongatha and lived most of his life in Leongatha North. 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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ALLISON, James William

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