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Vallance-J-J-Pte-5243

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Private James John Vallance, presumably taken in Egypt in 1916.

Courtesy of peterwatson42 on Ancestry.com

 

Vallance J J           Pte    5243    James John           8 Inf Bn    23    Railway employee    Single    C of E        

Address:    Flemington, Racecourse Rd, “Kara Kara”    

Next of Kin:    Vallance, H, Mr, father, “Kara Kara”    

Enlisted:    22 Sep 1915        

Embarked:     A23 Suffolk 1 Apr 1916    

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Vallance J C Driver 33352 brother

 

Flemington-Kensington Church News, June 1919

 

243 —Pte. J. J. Vallance, 8th Batt., sailed for Egypt on 1st April, 1916. After a short stay in that country he was  transhipped to France, landing at Marseilles, and thence across the country from South to North to the scene of operations. He has never said much about the great  adventure he has been engaged in, but, as he has been with the gallant 8th right through we know he has had a full share of all the things going. He had a had attack of trench feet, which necessitated a visit to "Blighty," where he was three months at Hurdcott and Sutton Veney. He has had leave in Scotland, where he had at very good time with relatives at Strathavon. When last heard from "he was O.K."

 

 

Mentioned in this correspondence:

McFadyen-C-H-WO-7304   published in the Flemington Presbyterian Church News, July 1917

 

 

War Service Commemorated

Flemington-Presbyterian-Church

Flemington Branch ANA

Newmarket Baptist Church?

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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