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Born in Wigtownshire, Scotland, James Jolly was a single 19 year old farm hand at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 17th of August 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on the 2nd of October 1916.
On the 22nd of April 1917 he was wounded in action. On the 19th of May he was invalided to the U.K and on the 20th of May he was admitted to the University War Hospital, Southampton with a severe gunshot wound to his left knee.
James returned to Australia on the 30th of December 1917 and was discharged due to his wounds on the 18th of January 1918.
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