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George Vincent LEE-KIM

Regimental number2441
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs. Grellis, Strickland Road, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Lee-Kim, c/o Mrs. Grellis, Strickland Road, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt George Vincent Leekim on NR

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operation on 30th August - 5th September 1918. On 2nd September 1918 near PERONNE when his platoon officer was rendered a casualty, this N.C.O. took charge of the platoon and although badly shaken he set a splendid example by his initiative and bearing in leading the platoon forward to its new position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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