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George Renwick BOWDITCH

Regimental number2865
Place of birthWest Maitland New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPlasterer
AddressMayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nina Eva Bowditch, Elizabeth Street, Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a Lewis gun team became casualties, this man picked up the gun, and, rushing out 20 yards in front of the position, fired it, killing 15 of the enemy and dispersing them . He remained there for twelve hours preventing the line from being rushed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death5 August 1965
Place of burialNewcastle Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium

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