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George JARRETT

Regimental number99
Place of birthBellingen New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDorrigo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J J Jarrett, Dorrigo, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty during operations 22nd August to 2nd October 1918. Private JARRETT acted as a Company runner during operations 29th September to 2nd October, 1918. He displayed the greatest courage, indefatigable energy and marked cheerfulness. He worked during the whole period practically without rest, and carried all messages with the greatest dispatch. On the night October 1st/2nd he went forward with a message 800 yards to an advanced patrol. In addition to carrying the majority of his Company's messages he located the flank units during each of the four stages of our operations. This man acted as a linesman in the action near BRAY-sur-SOMME on August 22nd. Six times under exceptionally machine gun and artillery fire he mended the lines and communication with Battalion headquarters was re-established during a very critical period of the operations. By his great gallantry, his cheerful and ready acceptance of any task and his devotion to duty, Private JARRETT has been a splendid example to his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2194 Pte Roy JARRETT, 1st Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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