Wyndham History

James Rayner (1881-1951)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

James Rayner (1881-1951)

Contributor

Date

1916

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

James Rayner

Birth Date

Service Number

4765

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Annie Rayner
Wife

Address at time of Enlistment

Altona Bay, North Williamstown

Occupation

Marital Status

Married

Death Date

Place of Burial

Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria

Biographical Text

No. 4765  Private James Rayner
War Service
James, aged 34 years and 2 months, enlisted in the AIF on 12 February 1916 and was assigned to the 23rd Battalion.

James embarked for service in Melbourne on 4 April 1916 aboard HMAT A14 Euripides. 

During his time in France, James became a victim of trench foot and was subsequently treated for the condition in England. 

James returned to Australia per HMAT Mahia on 14 June 1919 and was discharged on 31 August 1919.

Medals and Entitlements:

  • British War Medal - 24 October 1921
  • Victory Medal - 22 July 1922





Bibliography

A.I.F. Project
www.aif.adfa.edu.au

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

Trove
trove.nla.gov.au

Medals and Entitlements

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“James Rayner (1881-1951),” Wyndham History, accessed December 6, 2021, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2472.

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