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James Alfoncis Moodie enlisted in Ballarat, Victoria, at the age of 23 on the 8th of January 1915. He had been born in Burrumbeet, Victoria was single, and was employed as a Labourer. He volunteered and was stationed with the 4th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement with the Regimental number 1104. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 21st of February 1919.
In 1918 however while serving at Sasa (now Syria), his gallantry earned him a Distinguished Conduct Medal for æWhilst in charge of a flank patrol at Sasa on 30 September 1918, this non-commissioned officer came upon a party of 122 enemy, with four machine guns, waiting to enfilade our flank. He, with his patrol of three men, in company with another non-commissioned officer and three men, with great dash and determination, charged the enemy, whom they dispersed and forced to surrender.' Just a month after this action, he was listed as ædangerously ill, malaria', but recovered and returned to Australia on the Lancashire, disembarking at Melbourne on March 31st 1919.
Tree No. 3202.