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George Gilmore CHAMBERS

Regimental number664
Date of birth2 May 1892
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
Place of birthCaversham, dunedin, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Charles Chambers, 16 Caversham Rise, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Discharge date3 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Appointed Acting Corporal (unpaid), 9 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun wound, neck, near spine); admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 April 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 5 June 1915.

Boarded at Grand Hotel, awaiting transport, 16 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Hororata', 29 July 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 3 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1958
Age at death65
Place of burialPurewa Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHAMBERS George Gilmore

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