|Inscriptions on the Memorial Wall - Villers-Bretonneux - Photo Jill Ball|
James Herbert Brydon is Elizabeth Phipps' Great-Grandson through her daughter Adelina's line.
James' journey to The Front started in August 1915.
AIF on 18th August 1915. Following is the front page of James' full Service Record that can be accessed and downloaded from here: https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/records/145681
The AIF Project Site at https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=37386 provides a summary of James service.
James death on the front was simply reported in local and state newspapers. It says much of the times that the passing of this young man received such little mention in the local press. I have not been able to locate an obituary for James in the local press. He was just one of many young Australians who made the ultimate sacrifice.
|1917 'Western Casualties.', Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954), 14 June, p. 25. , viewed 31 Mar 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article157112478|
|Villers-Bretonneux Memorial and Cemetery - Photo Jill Ball|