Edward Stanley James

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Edward Stanley James
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Courtesy Merle Beltz
Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Aug 1899
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 12 Aug 1962, aged 63
Place of Death South Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 6 months
Description 5'10" (1.78m) tall ; 137 lbs
62.142 kg
; fresh complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Church of England
Address 'Carlington', Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Thomas James
Military Information
Reg Number 52571
Date of Enlistment 31 Jan 1918
Rank Sapper
Unit/Formation Signallers', April 1918 Reinforcements: 4th Aust Signals Company / 4th Division
Date of Embarkation 1 May 1918 ‒ 14 Jun 1918
Ship Embarked On HMAT A14 Euripides Sydney to New York
Date of Embarkation 14 Jun 1918 ‒ 2 Jul 1918
Ship Embarked On HMT Teutonic New York to Liverpool
Date of Return 25 Sep 1919 ‒ 3 Nov 1919
Ship Returned On SS Mahana
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Armadale War Memorial (Armadale panel)
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

War Service

Prior to enlisting Edward had made application to be accepted for training at the Wireless School in NSW. Accepted, he entered Blackboy Hill camp on 4 Feb 1918, but he received only a month's general training before being sent to the Wireless Training School in Sydney. A further month's specialised training followed before he travelled to England, transshipping in New York, and subsequently entering England through Liverpool.

On arrival in England he was posted to the No 2 camp at Parkhouse. He proceeded to France on 30 Sep 1918 via Dover and reached his unit's base depot at Abbeville on 1 Oct 1918, five days before he joined the 4th Division Signals Company in the field.

Edward was granted leave in England from 4 - 18 Apr 1919, after which he reported to the AIF HQ in London on 27 Apr 1919 before being moved to Tidworth on 5 May 1919 where he was promoted Temporary 2nd Corporal on 12 May 1919.

Discharged by the 5th Military District on 26 Nov 1919.

Post War

Married Daphne Alice Hill in 1930. Between 1963 and 1980 Daphne was at 5 Vista St, Kensington. She died in South Perth on 25 Oct 1989, aged 96.

Electoral Roll entries - 1922 Teacher at Greenough School House; 1925 62 Subiaco road, Subiaco; 1931 With Daphne at 18 St Alban's Ave, North Perth; 1936 - 37 at 57 Third avenue Maylands; 1943 at 56 Lawley crescent; 1949 - 54 now a clerk at 39 Esplanade, South Perth; 1958 at 76 Mill Point-road, South Perth.


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