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James H. Button

Lance Corporal

12th Field Company Engineers

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: F. Scott
  • Plaque: 1911

Additional Info

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Labourer by trade, James Nash Button was 24 years and single when enlisted on the 6th of September 1915 in the 2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of DVR A/CPL, Number 5632. His Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 'Runic' on the 20th of January 1916. Private promoted Lance Corporal on the 7th of February 1917; Lance Corporal promoted temporary Corporal, France on the 23rd of September 1917; temporary Corporal wounded in action, France on the 13th of October 1917 and temporary Corporal reverts to rank of Lance Corporal on evacuating wounded. Lance Corporal re-joined from hospital wounds and promoted temporary Corporal on the 22nd of October 1917; on the 14th of November 1917 Lance Corporal admitted to hospital sick, France and embarked for England ex 57th General Hospital, Myalgia on the 30th of November 1917. Lance Corporal admitted to Grayling well War Hospital, Myalgia on the 1st of December 1917 and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Llanstephen Castle' on the 15th of February 1918 for change Rheumatism. Discharged from the 3rd Military District, Military Unit on the 24th of May 1918. Tree No. 1911

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour