Born in Ballarat, James Leslie Menzies was a single 25 year old clerk at the time of his enlistment on the 30th of November 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on the 1st of August 1916.
On the 11th of February 1917, James was wounded in action. He was invalided to England on the 25th of February with a gunshot wound to his hip. He rejoined his battalion.
On the 9th of June 1919, James was promoted to Extra Regimental Squadron Sergeant Master.
He married in Scotland on the 4th of July 1919 whilst serving abroad to Margaret Watts.
James returned to Australia on the 4th of February 1920, and was discharged on the 12th of April 1920.
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