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George Reid BLEASBY

Regimental number584
Date of birth13 November 1891
Place of birthRichmond, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWarehouseman
Address46 Rooney Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinJohn Noble Bleazby, 46 Rooney Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Salvage Company
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname BLEAZBY
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: disembarked Suez, Egypt, 7 December 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1916 (contusion, back); rejoined unit, 27 August 1916.

Transferred to 5th Division Salvage Company, 23 January 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 February 1917 (bronchitis); rejoined unit, 14 February 1917.

Wounded in action (gas), 24 May 1918, and admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; rejoined unit, 8 June 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 14 January 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 May 1919; discharged, 18 July 1919.

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

Date of death17 April 1958
Age at death66
Place of burialCremated: Fawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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