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George Howard LOCKYER

Regimental number223
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolAdelaide Public School, South Australia
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address'Glenelg', Wright Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, A J H Lockyer, 'Glenelg', Wright Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

FateKilled in Action 30 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row O, Grave NO. 18), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Elizabeth LOCKYER. Native of Adelaide, South Australia

Military Medal

'With [1786] Private E. WELCH. was located in isolated position in the extensive underground workings at Russell Top, Anzac, within very short distance of enemy sappers, who could be heard working. Post they held were one of danger and responsibility and both men showed pluck and endurance of a high order during 12 hours continuous duty in the evacuation operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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