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George Douglas FORDYCE

Regimental number39022
Place of birthCottesloe, Western Australia
SchoolSt. Peter's Collegiate School, Adelaide
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEsher, Sir William Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Fordyce, c/o J Fordyce, Union Bank of Australasia, Victoria
Enlistment date23 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 33
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 5), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Flora FORDYCE, Union Bank, Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins: Captain Sir Ross Macpherson SMITH MC, DFC & 2 Bars, KBE, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia; Sir Keith M SMITH; Lt Colin Macpherson SMITH, 10th Bn, died of wounds, 6 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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