Wyndham History

James Roberts (1896-1921)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

James Roberts (1896-1921)

Contributor

Date

1916

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

James Roberts

Birth Date

Service Number

4207

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

David Roberts
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

Towyn,
Seddon Street,
Seddon, Victoria

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Footscray Cemetery, Victoria

Biographical Text

No. 4207 Private James Roberts
War Service

James embarked from Melbourne on 7 March 1916 aboard, HMAT A18 Wiltshire and served as part of the 21st Battalion (10th Reinforcements).

After further training in England and Egypt, James proceeded to France in May 1917.

James was wounded in action, in France, on 23 July 1918 suffering gassing and burns.

On 8 August 1918, he was invalided to Beaufort War Hospital in England. Then on 16 August 1918 was transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital in Dartford.

On 7 February 1919, James returned to Australia per troopship, Lancashire.  He was discharged on 23 August 1921.

Medals and Entitlements:
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

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 Roberts (1896-1921),” Wyndham History, accessed September 17, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/index.php/items/show/2473.

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