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George William PRATT

Regimental number4389
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
OccupationStore manager
AddressGibraltar, Blue, Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, G Pratt, Mt Kiera, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918

Military Medal

'At BEAULENCOURT on 17th March, 1917, during an advance by the 54th Battalion, Signaller PRATT displayed great coolness and courage. He advanced with the leading patrol and established and maintained communication to the rear, so that full reports of the operations were transmitted to Battalion Headquarters. on the days previous to the advance, when enemy shell fire had cut all lines to the Companies in the front line, Signaller PRATT mended lines and constructed new lines under heavy enemy shell fire. owing to the good work and devotion displayed by this man, the operations before LE TRANSLOY - BAPAUME, 16th/17th March, 1917, were in a great measure helped, and communication was maintained throughout the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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