ALDERTON James

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Enlistment Address

Richmond NSW

Service Number

2596

Unit

Australian Remount, Unit 2

Comment

Eumungerie War Memorial

Fate

RTA May 1919

Information

ALDERTON James Austin Corporal 2596

 

James was a 26 year old carpenter of Richmond NSW when he enlisted on 24 October 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT RMS ‘Osterley’ on 15 January 1916 with the Australian Remount Unit2, 3rd Re-enforcement. James served in France with the 10 Field Artillery Brigade. Corporal James Alderton returned to Australia on board the “China’ on 1 May 1919 and was discharged 3 August 1919.

He was issued the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. James died 1 December 1964 age 76 and is commemorated in the NSW Garden of Remembrance.

Written for June Walton