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James Robert GEORGE

Regimental number179
Place of birthNewport ISLE OF WIGHT
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs L George, 14 West Avenue, Hendon London NW, England
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Fearless leadership and example to men, rendering great assistant. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September,m 1917, shortly after the attack on the German positions commenced, and the Platoon Officers in the Company excepting one had become casualties, Sgt. GEORGE assumed command of a platoon He put them on their correct direction and by his fearless leadership set a magnificent example to his men. Later when the objective was reached he was of the greatest assistance in re-organisation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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