Ryan James

SURNAME Ryan
NAME James
PLACE-BIRTH Port Douglas
OCCUPATION Miner
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Townsville
DATE-ENLISTMENT 10/04/1918
NEXT-OF-KIN Hannah Ryan (mother) Cairns
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Born Port Douglas
REGIMENT-1 9th Battalion AIF
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED 5/10/1919
OTHER-INFO Awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE Born in Port Douglas, James Ryan was a 37 year old miner when he enlisted in Townsville in April 1918. He disembarked in England in July and joined the war in France on 4 October 1918, so he saw just over a month of the fighting. He was later hospitalised in England with influenza, then returned to Australia, arriving 10 September. He was discharged on 5th October 1919.
SERVICE-NO 53357