Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
James Lowry Bodkin
James Lowry Bodkin's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
James Lowry Bodkin
Service number: 3255
Rank: Trooper [Tpr]
Unit: 9th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 1 November 1917
Cause of death: Died of wounds
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 1 Berrsheba War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: BODKIN, Tpr. James Lowry, 3255. 9th Australian Light Horse. Died of wounds 1st Nov., 1917. Son of William and Maria Bodkin. Native of Narioka, Victoria, Australia. B. 48.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
A brief military biography of James Lowry Bodkin from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Pericloa, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Merilup, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Maria Bodkin, 15 Kingston Avenue, West Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the 8th Victorian Mounted Rifles.|
|Enlistment date||4 September 1916|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll||13 July 1916|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 February 1917|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds 1 November 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Date of death||1 November 1917|
|Age at death||36|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 48), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Maria BODKIN. Native of Narioka, Victoria|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Disembarked Suez and marched into Details Camp, Moascar, 4 April 1917.
Marched out to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 23 April 1917; taken on strength, 23 April 1917; marched out to Details Camp, 23 April 1917; marched in, 23 April 1917.
Marched out to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 15 May 1917; taken on strength, 15 May 1917.
Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 3 June 1917; passed as 1st Class Machine Gunner, 22 June 1917; returned to unit, 23 June 1917.
Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 1 July 1917; taken on strength, 3 July 1917.
To Rest Camp, 17 September 1917; admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 September 1917; transferred to 4th Field Ambulance Tent Sub-Division, 17 September 1917; discharged to duty, 28 September 1917; rejoined unit, 28 September 1917.
Wounded in action, 31 October 1917; admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 31 October 1917 (bomb wound, chest); transferred to Australian Divisional Receiving Station, Beersheba, 31 October 1917; died of wounds, 1 November 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BODKIN James Lowry|
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