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George William HELMES

Regimental number1699
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolCentral Boys' School, Rockhampton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Address100 Cambridge Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss Florence Helmes, c/o E.S. Lucas, East Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1699A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1917
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDerry House Cemetery No. 2 (II. B. 15), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie HELMES
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lieutenant Colonel Robert CHRISTIE DSO & Bar, 5th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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