James Edward Frederick Claughton, Australian Imperial Force

   

His Australian Army report in March 1918 says his standard of education "not very high"

1894 Jan 19. Born Wapping, London son of Joshua Frederick and Martha Claughton. His father was a warehouseman

1901 census at 52, Prusom Street, St George In The East

1911 census at 16 B Madron St Surrey Square

1912 Jun 19 Leaves UK for Freemantle, W Aus. He was employed on a farm near Miling for board & lodging. He moved to Midland Junction at the end of 1913 & worked with WAGR. Posted to Kalgoorlie where he enlisted in A.I.F.

1914 Nov 12. Enlisted for Australian I F . Born Wapping, London, Sep 1893. A Loco Engineer. Mother Martha, Elstead St, Walworth

1914 Dec 28. Embarked from Australia

1915 Jul 26 Wounded at Dardenelles, but only in hospital 1 day at Anzac Cove

1916 Feb 16. Absent without leave 2 days. probably at Mudros.

1916 May 19. Appointed L/Cpl

1916 Dec 12. Posted to France

1917 Nov 9. Cadet at Officer Training Battalion

1918 May 1. Commissioned 2nd Lt.

1918 Jul 1. Wounded in action

1918 Aug 14. Rejoined unit.

1918 Oct 1. Promoted Lt

1918 Dec 9. Sailed on HMT Argyllshire - Nephritis (Nephritis is often caused by infections, toxins, and auto-immune diseases. It can be caused by infection, but is most commonly caused by autoimmune disorders that affect the major organs. )

1919 Jan 19 Arrived back in Australia

1919 Sep 19 Discharged - medical reasons

1920 Apr 30. He appears to be in West Australia from correspondence on his AUF file

1920 Oct 15. Arrives in UK from Freemantle, West Aus. He is a draper

1920 Dec 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 1243 . Posted to L Coy. Joins with F W Harper

1921 Oct 24. Admitted to a Private (Mrs Goldings) Nursing Home and discharged 31 Oct 1921.

1922 Jan 21. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Feb 25 Leaves UK for W Aus. He is a "railwayman"

1924 Married Alice Mabel Parker in W Aus. They had 5 children between 1924 and 1932

1967 Oct 22. Applies from his home in 98 Hardy Rd, Bayswater, West Australia for his Gallipoli Medallion

1972 Jan 6 . Died Bayswater, Perth, Western Australia age 77

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