James Arran Gore

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Arran
Last Name: 
Gore
Mother's Name: 
Emily (nee Nicholls)
Father's Name: 
Charles Gore
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, September 4, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
Field Artillery
Company: 
37th Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, June 13, 1917
Place of Death: 
Messines Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

James Gore (Service No 391) was born in Wollongong, NSW around 1893. 

At enlistment he was single, 24 years old, and worked as a butcher.

James embarked from Sydney on HMAT A38 Ulysses with Headquarters Company, 13th Battalion on 22nd December 1914.   He arrived in Egypt and saw service at Gallipoli with 13th Battalion until he was evacuated on 13th July 1915 with a gun shot wound to his hand and severe pneumonia. Due to the seriousness of his illness he was sent to hospital in England on 4th August 1915.

In early 1916 James returned to Egypt and on 13th March 1916 transferred to 37th Battery, 10th Field Artillery and saw service on the Western Front with them when they arrived in France on 7th July 1916.

On 14th April 1917 James was promoted to Bombadier and on 16th May promoted to Corporal.

On 13th June 1917, about noon, James was working at an ammunition dump when it was hit by a shell and he, along with 15 others, was killed when the dump blew up.

James was buried in Kandahar Farm Cemetery Plot II, Row B, Grave 18. His father Charles (Service No 850) also enlisted and served at Rabaul .

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GORE J

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