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George SMALL

Regimental number1298
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolGoulburn South Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAuburn Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFriend, W E Foxall, Auburn Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 15), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mrs Foxall, (foster son), 'San George', Old South Head Road, Bondi, New South Wales

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer commanded a company in support, all lines had been cut by the heavy barrage, and communications destroyed. He went through the fire, and, observing a critical situation on the left, returned and brought up two platoons, cooperating in a counter attack on the trenches taken by the enemy. After the trench was cleared, he led a second attack against some of the enemy who had got round the flank, capturing fifty prisoners and two machine guns. He did excellent service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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