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George Albert RADNELL

Regimental number1182
Place of birthTarnagulla Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrocers assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinH B Radnell, Gladstone Street, Tarnagulla, Victoria
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1126
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Tarnagulla Roll of Honour ('Pro Deo et Patria'), Tarnagulla, Victoria.
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When his gun detachment was buried he freed himself and then dug his comrades out. He then dug another gun position, which was at once blown in burying another man, whom he dug out and carried to the dressing station. Finally he dug another gun pit, and remained in charge of a new detachment sent up. He has done other fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsCousins: 367 Pte Charles Victor RADNELL, 38th Bn, killed in action, 27 February 1917; 1734 George David RADNELL MM, 14th Bn, died of wounds, 1 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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