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Geoffrey Shearwood RAY

Regimental number1280
Place of birthDunolly, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailor
Address70 Waterloo Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Isaac Ray, 70 Waterloo Street, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Citizen Military Forces (Carlton); still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Discharge date14 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 30 January 1918; discharged (permanently unfit), 14 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsOccupation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Sailor.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAY Geoffrey Shearwood

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