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George Marshall SAINSBURY

Regimental number525
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCooran, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs P Sainsbury, Cooran, Queensland
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Military Medal

'Conspicuous Gallantry in action at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night 24th/25th April 1918. He displayed great gallantry and determination in bringing his gun into action during the advance, when his No. 1 had become a casualty. On reaching his objective he successfully engaged a large party of enemy who were firing from the village in his rear. His conduct throughout was of the highest order and when wounded 25th/26th April 1918 he returned to duty until ordered away by his officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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