James Alfred Ring

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Alfred
Last Name: 
Ring
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, February 8, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
30th Battalion
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, November 20, 1917
Place of Death: 
Messines Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

James Ring (Service No 3310) was born in Unanderra, NSW about 1877 and at the time of enlistment was a married 39 year old cordial maker from Wollongong, NSW. In 1902 he married Mary Mahon and they had a son by the time he enlisted.

He embarked on HMAT A20 Hororata on 2nd May 1916 with 7th Reinforcements, 30th Battalion. After arriving in Egypt he was admitted to hospital on 19th June 1916 with mumps. On his recovery James was sent to the Western Front arriving in France on 3rd November with 6 Platoon, B Company. They went into action in Warneton near Messines. On 20th November James was carrying meals and ammunition to the trenches, when he was hit by a shell and killed instantly.

He is buried in Bethlehem Farm Cemetery, Messines, Belgium Row F, Grave 4.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, RING JAMES ALFRED

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