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George Herbert HIRST

Regimental number1559
Place of birthCross Gate Head, England
SchoolNational School
Other trainingCitizen Marines Light Infantry for 11 years
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOakhampton House, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Broadley, Rudyard Road, Hillsboro Sheffield, England
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Conspicuous bravery at Pozieres 23 July 1916.
Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

FateKilled in Action 20 June 1918
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eliza BROADLEY, 51 Burnell Road, Sheffield. Native of Sheffield

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He dashed forward himself to within range of the enemy and commenced bombing them, thereby retarding their progress. He displayed great courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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