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George Clarence ROSSENDELL

Regimental number2895
Place of birthNewtown, Tasmania
OccupationEngine driver
AddressRisdon Road, New Town, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 3"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Rossendell, Risdon Road, New Town, Tasmania
Previous military serviceYes. New Town Rifle Club (6 mos)
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Margaret ROSSENDELL
Discharge date25 June 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2894 Pte Harry Alfred ROSSENDELL, 12th Bn, killed in action, 6-10 April 1917; [2272] Lt Cecil William ROSENDELL [sic] MM, CdeG, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A35 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 30 December 1917, for onward travel to Tasmania; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 25 June 1918.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death27 June 1935
Age at death43
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery, Launceston, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSSENDELL George Clarence

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