WELSH, James Thomas

Service Number: 3814
Rank: Not known
Enlistment Unit: 7th Field Ambulance
Transferred Unit: To the 13th and then the 12th Field Ambulance
Date of Enlistment: 12 March 1915
Enlistment Age: 21 years 6 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia

Biographical Details

James enlisted aged 21 in March 1915 as a driver in the Field Ambulance. He was at the Front for much of 1916 and 1917 before being gassed in July 1918. James was awarded the Military Medal for his heroic actions at Buire on 5 April 1918 when he rescued casualties under intense shell and machine gun fire. James returned to live in Launceston in April 1919 and died in 1956.

Military Medal commendation describing the action that won the award.

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