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George RICE

Regimental number6070
Place of birthMount Perry, Queensland
Other NamesPRICE, George
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStonemason's labourer
Address65 Buckland Street, Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30.4
Height5' 4.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Rice, 94 Phillips Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Maria RICE. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date6 August 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2389 Pte Frederick James RICE, 12th Bn, killed in action, 15 February 1917; 5182 Pte John Thomas RICE, 49th Bn, killed in action, 5 September 1916; 5183 Pte William Henry RICE, 49th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

By sworn declaration, London, 28 August 1917, assumed the true name of George RICE.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT , 12 May 1918; discharged (family reasons: three brothers killed; sole support of widowed mother), Sydney, 6 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsEnlisted as PRICE, 'the name I was known under in boxing circles'.
Date of death19 June 1940
Age at death55
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICE George

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