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George Frederick BINSTEAD

Regimental number480
Place of birthCoomera, Queensland
Other NamesGeorge
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDrover
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11.5"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Binstead, Cumingara, Logan Village, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked melbourne, 5 november 1915; disembarked Suez, 13 December 1915.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916; taken on strength, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 1 April 1916, and mustered as Gunner.

Transferred to 14th Artillery Briagde, 20 April 1916, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked marseilles, France,30 June 1916.

Remustered as Driver, 8 August 1916.

On 10 days' leave to England, 6 July 1917; rejoined unbit from leave, 28 July 1917.

On leave to United kingdom, 18 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 April 1918.

Detached with Australian Corps Boxing Tournament, 21 March 1919; rejoined unit, 10 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 18 April 1919.

Detached for duty to AIF Headquarters, London (Sports), 22 April 1919.

Granted leave, 27 May 1919, to report to Weymouth Depot, 3 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 September 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 8 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BINSTEAD George Frederick

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