James Gitsham was born in Ballarat and enlisted from Redan on the 8th January 1915. He was 20 years old, single and a salesman. He was posted to the 5th Field Company, Australian Engineers. Later he transferred to the 55th Infantry Battalion. On the 3rd April 1917 he transferred from the AIF to the BEF and joined the Royal Flying Corps as a Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 29th June 1918, and is buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery, France.
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