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?
Have you seen this yet?
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.
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 ?