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George Walter MAGNUS

Regimental number34136
Place of birthAilsa, Parish of Wallup, Victoria
Place of birthAustralia
SchoolAilsa State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBridge builder
Address111 Hoddle Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Magnus, Ultima, Victoria
Enlistment date11 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was the eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs F E Magnus and was very successful at his calling. He was a keen enthusiast of sport being one of Victoria's best rifle shots and very successful in competitions and the winner of the VRA gold medal in 1914.
FateKilled in Action 23 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death35.4
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 13), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Edward and Ellen MAGNUS
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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