James Amstead

James Amstead
NAA, B884 (WWII service records)

Born 12.10.1890

Place Warsaw (WWI); Czenstochowa, Poland (naturalisation)

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Mother Rachel Amstead


Wife Bertha Amstead (Field), married 1921, Queensland

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 14.12.1907
per Omrah
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Glen Innes, NSW, Sydney, Brisbane

Occupation Hairdresser

Service 1 (Depot)
enlisted 28.01.1916
POE Brisbane
rank Private
discharged 6.06.1916 MU

Service 2 (WWII)
service number V206795
enlisted 1.05.1942
POE Ripponlea, Vic.
unit Australian Defence Canteen Service
rank Private
discharged 25.01.1944

Naturalisation 1911

Residence after the war Brisbane, 1925 Mackay, Eimeo; 1930 Manilla, Tamworth; 1933 Muswellbrook, 1936 Cairns, 1942 Elwood, Melbourne; Ballarat; 1949 Mackay, 1954 New Farm, Brisbane

Died 1954, Queensland


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised WWII service records (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

With "Battler". - The Capricornian, Rockhampton, 3 April 1926, p. 6.

Alleged betting shop raided by police. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 3 June 1929, p. 5.

"You're a nice fellow". - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 7 December 1929, p. 8.

Death of Mr. J. Amstead. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 17 March 1954, p. 3.