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James Ralston was born in Pootilla, and was farming there when he enlisted in the 8th Infantry Battalion on 19th September 1914. He was unmarried and 28 years old. His Regimental No. was 1501. Later he was transferred to the 60th Infantry Battalion. He was promoted to Company Sergeant Major. He was killed in the fighting around Fleurbaix on 19th July 1916. His name is on the VC Corrier, Australian Cemetery & Memorial, Fromelles, France.
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