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George McNEILL

Regimental number6580
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarman
AddressToowong, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S McNeill, 31 Upper Meenan Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date15 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Wiltshire', 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 11 April 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Found guilty, 17 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 7.00 am, 14 May, to 1.00 pm, 24 May 1917: awarded 3 days' confinement to quarters; forfeited total of 5 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 17 October 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 18 October 1917; marched out, 22 October 1917; taken on strength by 26th Bn, Belgium, 24 October 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 12 October 1918; rejoined unit, 29 October 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 25 March 1919. Proceeded to England, 26 March 1919, and marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 15 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1953
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, McNEILL George

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