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George Leigh PENTREATH

Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressMalvern, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Clara Maud Pentreath, 32 Llaneast Street, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date1 July 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)
Unit name59th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Could be DSO?
Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 26 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized a party and attacked a strong point which was giving trouble, capturing it and taking 100 prisoners. During the work of consolidation he moved about the line encouraging all ranks by his cheerfulness and contempt of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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