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John Ernest GEORGE

Regimental number87
Place of birthEngland
SchoolLancastrian School, Shrewsbury, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Edith George, 99 Mordelhead, Shrewsbury, England
Previous military serviceServed in Royal Horse Artillery, British Army; discharged.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Dardanelles and in France, June 1918.
FateDied of wounds 12 September 1918
Place of death or woundingUnknown
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 12), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. J. and Mrs. E. GEORGE. Native of Shrewsbury, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEORGE John Ernest

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