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George Nathaniel SHIRT

Regimental number8992
Place of birthLondon England
AddressBeatrice Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Edward Shirt, Beatrice Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 4,Field Ambulance 5, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'This bearer acted as runner between posts on 20th September, 1917 and displayed great courage and devotion to duty. He was affected by 'Mustard Gas' but delivered his messages and then returned to Dressing Station carrying on there for four hours until he had to be evacuated on account of the blistering of his back. His example was magnificent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death24 April 1980

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