James Wearing

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Wearing
Father's Name: 
John Wearing
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, February 13, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

James Wearing (Service No 7551) was born in Neath, South Wales about 1883.

When James enlisted at the age of 34 he lived in the Illawarra region of N.S.W.  He was single and employed as an engine driver. James had served 4 years in the Grenadier Guards.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A20 Hororata with 25th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion on 14th June 1916 and arrived in England on 26th September 1917.

James was promoted to Lance Corporal on 1st November 1917.  He arrived in France on 30th January 1918 and joined the 2nd Battalion on 5th February.

He was gassed on 26th August 1918.

He was discharged in England on 22nd September 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WEARING JAMES

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