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George BLEAZBY

Regimental number2119
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address35 Elgin Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Bleazby, 35 Elgin Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of toe)
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Amy BLEAZBY. Native of Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary hospital, Helipolis, 24 December 1915 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 29 December 1915.

Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916.

Found guilty, 20 March 1916, of being absent without leave: awarded 10 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay under royal Warrant.

Found guilty, 25 March 1916, of (1) inattention in the ranks whilst on parade; (2) disobedience of orders on parade: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, South Head, 13 May 1916, and transferred same day to 14th Field Ambulance (Board case); to 8th Field Ambulance, 15 May 1916 (deformed toe), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station ('no disease'); discharged to unit, 17 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 420802: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-1919.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLEAZBY George
Red Cross File No 420802

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