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George LIDDLE

Regimental number491
Place of birthNewcastle England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address36 Cardigan Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Liddle, 12 Hawthorn Wallbattle, Newcastle, England
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Houplines on 22 January 1917.'
Recommendation date: 1 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'Showed great determination and devotion to duty during the five hours bombardment and enemy riad on HOUPLINES Left Sub-sector on 22nd January, 1917. He was in charge of a Lewis gun in the front line with only No. 803 Private J. LIDDELL, who acted as No. 2. While under heavy shelling he opened fire on the raiders as they advanced and during their retreat, and inflicted many casualties. His determined action in standing to his gun under heavy fire contributed largely to the repulse of the raid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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