|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21.11|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the Volunteer Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Under heavy machine gun fire he successfully led a party against an enemy position, capturing three machine guns and fourteen prisoners, and killing a number of the enemy. The enemy, with at least 100 men, immediately counter attacked, and closed round his party. Nevertheless, he held on to his prisoners and guns, and fought his way back with them to his lines. He showed marked courage and determined leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Promoted Lance Sergeant, 4 July 1916; Company Quarter Master Sergeant, 16 September 1916; commissioned, 2 February 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Warwiclshire', 5 April 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 18 July 1919.
Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II: enlisted, 12 June 1940; discharged, 6 April 1945, as V8572 Captain, Army Headquarters O Branch.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LIVESEY George Melling|