George Frederick PRICE

Regimental number3136
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Price, 18 Fawkner Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date29 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the 12th August, 1918, near PROYART while his Battalion, without artillery protection, was advancing by means of patrol fighting, he carried back information from a forward post, crossing 400 yards of open country swept by machine gun fire and a heavy enemy bombardment and although severely wounded refused to relinquish his task until his message had been delivered. He set a fine example of courage, fearlessness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 June 1969