George Lawrence Valentine TARRANT

Regimental number1810
Place of birthHamilton New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoal lumper
AddressBennett Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr Tarrant, Bennett Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. is Signal Sergeant. During the August operations near WARFUSEE-ABANCOURT and FRAMERVILLE, East of AMIENS, this N.C.O. went forward to supervise the maintenance of communications with companies and it was owing to his untiring efforts that valuable information from the forward positions was received. Throughout the whole operations he showed courage, initiative and devotion to duty. Since February 1918, he has ben in all operations in which his battalion has taken part, and has always carried out his duties in a conscientious and most satisfactory manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 June 1966