James Leslie STARK

James Leslie Stark Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Bank Clerk
Enlisted
19-August-1914
Place
Toowoomba
Age
20
Status
Single
Service No
387
Rank
Private
Unit
2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
01-April-1918
Place
Dernancourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour and St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial.

 

James Stark landed at Gallipoli in May 1915. Six weeks later he was severely wounded and evacuated to Egypt, re-joining his unit in October. He arrived in England from Egypt in June 1916 and transferred to the recently-raised 49th Battalion. He arrived in France in June 1917 and was rapidly promoted through the ranks to Sergeant. He was killed in action near Dernancourt on 1 April 1918, aged 24.