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George Edward DRY

Regimental number5079
Place of birthOtago, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, G Dry, GPO, Otago South Island, New Zealand
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 24 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row E, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Jane Anne DRY, 7 Selwyn Street, N.E. Valley, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Born at Wailouaiti, Otago

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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