Born at Perth, RC. Enlisted 21 January 1916 age 18, motor mechanic. Nok father, James Boddington 174 Royal St, East Perth. Embarked at Fremantle 6 June 1916 per A29 Suevic. In France he was wounded on 7 January 1918 and a second time 26 May 1918. RTA per HT Main in July 1919. In later years James was living at Overton Gardens Cottesloe. Service medals: BWM and VM.