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George Roy BICE

Regimental number3673
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o S S Bice, Port Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bice, Port Augusta, South Australia
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Clan Mcewan on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 29 October 1917
Date of death29 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPoperinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 1), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel Sandoe and Mary BICE, Katharine Street, Fullarton East, South Australia. Native of Port Augusta
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of bearers at the right Aid Post WESTHOEK RIDGE NOrth East of HOOGE on 20th September, 1917. During a heavy bombardment this N.C.O. was in charge of several bearer squads carrying wounded. The bearers hesitated momentarily to proceed under the fire but Sergeant BICE took hold of the front stretcher and showing a fine example of gallantry brought on the cases thereby establishing a precedent which prevented any dealy in clearing the wounded to safety. This N.C.O. has on many occasions shown the utmost gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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