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Regimental number1747
Date of birth3 January 1883
Place of birthColchester, England
True NameDINES, George William
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMullets Creek, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss E Dines, Cochester, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29664 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916)

FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Discharge date16 July 1918
Other details

Served in the Royal Navy; deserted from HM Naval Base, Garden Island, Sydney ('Police Gazette' report, 19 August 1908).

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, OSBOURNE George

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