James Lillie

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Lillie
Father's Name: 
John Lillie
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, February 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Company: 
C Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, August 30, 1915
Place of Death: 
At sea
Cause of Death: 
Wounds sustained in action
Details: 

James Lillie (Service No 904) was born in Scotland around 1887 and arrived in Sydney in 1914.

When John enlisted he was a single 28 year old miner living at Scarborough on the New South Wales South Coast.

James embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with C Company, 18th Battalion on 25th June 1915. After he arrived in Egypt he was sent on to Gallipoli.

James was wounded in action on 22nd August 1915 with a gun shot wound to his thigh.  He was evacuated for treatment but while on board the hospital ship Franconia he died from his wounds.  James was buried at sea and is comemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial.

A letter on James' file indicates he was engaged to a Miss Whyte in Scotland.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LILLIE JAMES

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