Private Edward Alexander James

Service number 3810
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Balgownie
Death Date 1969-05-21
Final Rank Private
Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Balgownie
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Born in Balgownie on the south coast of New South Wales, Edward Alexander James was 21 when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 17 August 1915 having worked previously as a miner. James embarked from Sydney with the 12th reinforcements to the 13th Battalion aboard HMAT Suevic on 20 December 1915. He was also a member of the 13th Battalion Band. He returned to Australia in mid-1919 and settled in the Wollongong area of New South Wales, where he died on 21 May 1969.



Date of enlistment 17 August 1915
Date of embarkation 20 December 1915
Returned to Australia 16 June 1919
Date of death 21 May 1969