Victor George James
From Our Contribution
Courtesy Merle Beltz
|Date of Birth||c1897|
|Place of Birth||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Death||13 Aug 1946, aged 48|
|Place of Death||North Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||19 years, 7 months|
5' 7" (1.70m) tall ; 147 lbs|
66.678 kg; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Carlington', Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Thomas James|
|Date of Enlistment||4 May 1917|
|Unit/Formation||1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies and Signallers November 1917 Reinforcements / AIF HQ|
|Date of Embarkation||28 Feb 1918 ‒ 20 Apr 1918|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A71 Nestor|
|Date of Return||20 Dec 1919 ‒ 29 Jan 1920|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A54 Runic|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
Armadale War Memorial (Armadale panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
National Bank of Australasia
Perth Modern School Honour Roll
|Medals||British War Medal|
Bank Clerk with National Bank of Australasia.
Entered camp on 2 Jul 1917, but on 24 Aug 1917 he was sent to the Isolation Camp at Ascot Vale until 1 Oct 1917 when he entered the AIF Signal School at Broadmeadows in Victoria from 5 Oct 1917 to 15 Feb 1918. Victor travelled to England from Melbourne.
On arrival in England he was posted to No 3 Details Camp at Parkhouse before being transferred on 3 Dec 1918 to the Australian HQ element in England. Promoted Corporal on 1 May 1919 and acting Sergeant for a month in Aug 1919.
Married 19 year old Sarah Anne James at Ballylinn, Ferbane, Co. Offaly, Ireland on 17 Sep 1919 while overseas.
Given that he did not see service in a war zone, he was ineligible for the Victory Medal.
Discharged at 5th Military District 29 Feb 1920.
Victor resumed working for the National Bank on 16 Feb 1920 and lived on the corner of Cook and Fairway, Nedlands with Sarah Ann Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 31 at 10 Croyden street, West Subiaco; 1937 company secretary at 150 Brisbane street, North Perth (no Sarah); 1943 at Orange road Darlington , Company Secretary, (with Edna Isobel [second wife ??] who died aged 74 on 16 Mar 1980).
Sarah Anne James died in Warwick 3 Oct 1984, aged 84.