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James Harold Greenup


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Serial No. 2310

12th Light Horse Regiment


James Harold Greenup - Information

When James decided to serve his country, he was living in Orangeville near Camden. He had completed a 4 year apprenticeship with B. F. Hearps, Leets, and Vale in the Hawkesbury River. In Orangeville, he was staying with a Mr J. R. Small, working as a farmer. He joined up in Sydney on the 6th of March 1917, just after he turned 18. He trained at the Royal Showground Camp, joining the 12th Light Horse Regiment as a Trooper. On the 9th of May 1917, he left Sydney on the HMAT Port Sydney.

Arriving in Suez in late June, he was taken to an Isolation Camp. In July, he joined the 6th Squadron from the 4th Light Horse Training Regiment. The following month, he was detached to a work detail constructing railway lines. In mid September, he was transferred to the 12th Light Horse Regiment. At the end of the month, he reported to the 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, and was admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital in Abbassia in October with balanitis. While conducting patrols and operations, he was hounded by ill health. After the war ended, he was admitted to hospital for malaria in 1919, and was then invalided back to Australia on the 8th of April 1919.