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George Kennedy LOVEKIN

Regimental number6052
Place of birthCamperdown, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressCr Timor and Gibson Streets, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Lovekin, off Ryot Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 11 April 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Ian Marr

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery on the night of 10th,11th April 1917 in the HINDENBURG LINE. When the supply of Bombs was expended he volunteered and went out under heavy Machine Gun fire and collected Bombs from dead men and brought them in. His coolness and courage enabled the line to be held for a considerable time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 July 1966
Age at death72
Place of burialColac Cemetery, Victoria

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