The attached photo of a grave was in my father's collection. It is of a grave of Pte E J James 2/3 Australian Infantry D Company - I think his service record number reads QX27625.

I have looked this name and number up in the Archives and cannot find any matching records. I am interested to find out whether his ancestors would be interested in a copy of this photo if I can find them.

My father was John George Milne QX58440 - he was a craftsman driver/mechanic in 340 LAD RAEME in the Pacific - I believe on Moratai - in WWII.  We suspect that this grave was on that island. It is amongst some other photos of that time also - with palm fringed beach areas where the LAD was based.

Can anyone help me find any details?


Margaret Milne

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Thank you so much Elisabeth. I have been away and found it was not easy to reply to you when I only had my mobile phone. I appreciate this information. I will think about what I do next in this search, but, I'm back at work and it might get put on the backburner again for a bit. My father lived in Gordon Park too - and once i had this link my mother who is still alive said that's right he was a mate my father played tennis with in the neighbourhood.

thanks again

Marg Milne

Margaret,  He was the son of  George Edward JAMES and Daisy Maud ACREMAN who married in 1915 in Queensland

His record has not been digitalised as yet on the National Archives

QX27625 JAMES EDWARD JOSEPH : Service Number - QX27625 : Date of birth - 23 Aug 1921 : Place of birth - BRISBANE QLD : Place of enlistment - BRISBANE QLD : Next of Kin - JAMES DAISY

This is a summary of his record on the Australian War Memorial Nominal Roll


Margaret,  Have you got notifications of these two replies to your query in March on E J  JAMES  ?


Thanks Elizabeth yes I have but I'm away in Melbourne at the moment and hadn't been able to work out how to reply in my phone. I just had time to look and found I had to log in as well as click on the link. I am very interested and when I get back home later next week will do some more research. Thanks again


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