Wednesday, September 28, 2016

James Backhouse

badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank:  2721, Private
Birth:  Benandarah near Batemans Bay 3 Feb 1888
Parents:  James Backhouse and Ellen Anges McNamara
Enlisted:  Milton 13 October 1916 with brother Robert Joseph Backhouse
Next of Kin:  W. Berry Backhouse
Service: 37th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement.  RTA 29 August 1917
Death: 9 March 1956 Milton. Burial:  Sandridge Cemetery CE/B14/14
Marriage:  Berry Bray nee Young 1915 Waverley. At the time of his marriage James was a labourer living at Birrill St Waverley.
Honour Rolls:  RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
James’s family setlled at Termeil around 1898 when he was 10 years old. He attended Termeil Public School. Robert grew up on the Backhouse farm located near Bawley Point. Brother – Robert Joseph Backhouse. James like his father and brothers worked in the timber mills and associated industries.
Great Great Uncle of author/researcher of website Cathy Dunn.

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