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George DORN

Regimental number34129
Place of birthOxford, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailor
AddressPort Fairy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31.3
Height5' 11"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Dorn, Bronsi Grove, Kooyong Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in Christchurch City Guards; not serving in any military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date20 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 20 July 1917; marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 21 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 November 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, Belgium, 12 November 1917, and posted to 102nd Battery.

On leave to Paris, 19 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 1 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 5 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 November 1918.

Marched out to England, 9 April 1919.

Granted leave with pay, subs and fees (£10) (Non-Military Employment), 23 April-23 July 1919, to attend Tailor & Cutters Academy, 42 Gerrard Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, London; period of leave extended to 23 August 1918 (additional fees £2.7.3); final report: 'Gnr Dorn made good progress on a course of Ladies and Gentlemens cutting. He was regular in attendance and diligent in his studies.'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 20 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DORN George

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