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George Robert Ellory LUCAS

Regimental number10083
Place of birthManning River N/A
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressPenrith, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Maud Lucas, c/o C Barrett, 'Avonbank', Castlereagh Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Orders

Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919

Military Medal

'On 28th August 1918 this N.C.O. was posted at a forward Relay Post in the neighbourhood of village of FOUCAUCOURT South of PERONNE. His position was subjected to constant heavy shelling. For 9 hours he encouraged and lead his squad of bearers in their work of evacuation of the wounded, setting them a fine example of steadfast courage. 14 times he crossed the 700 yards between his post and the dressing station with wounded under a murderous fire, two out of his fourteen (14) patients being wounded a second time during the trip across so severe was the artillery fire. He displayed in a most eminent degree heroism and cheerful obedience to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 November 1970
Place of burialGoulburn Cemetery

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