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George Hilfers KOCH

Regimental number780
Date of birth10 November 1880
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGifford Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31.9
Height5' 7"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Ruby Koch, Gifford Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Contingent, Queensland Imperial Bushmen, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF9
Promotion date: 10 July 1915

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date23 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 15 March 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918; discharged (appointment terminated), Brisbane, 23 February 1919.

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

Also served in World War II: Service No Q67082
Date of death17 March 1962 , Brisbane, Queensland
Age at death81
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, KOCH George Hilfers

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