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George Duncan RADNELL

Regimental number1734
Place of birthTarnagulla, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J Radnell, No Address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 29 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateDied of wounds 1 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVignacourt, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'During the operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917, Private RADNELL displayed great courage and initiative by getting together a party of 7 men and rushing an enemy post in which were 10 Germans, killing four and taking the remainder prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 367 Pte Charles Victor RADNELL, 38th Bn, killed in action, 27 February 1917; Cousin: 1182 Sergeant George Albert RADNELL DCM, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918; 469 Pte Charles Joseph RADNELL MM, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 4 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered on Embarkation Roll as David.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RADNELL George Duncan

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