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George Patrick Power TOLHURST

Regimental number1994
Place of birthQueenstown, Port Adelaide, South Australia
AddressKentish Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Tolhurst, Kentish Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 77th Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSunken Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 23), Contalmaison, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Charlotte TOLHURST. Native of Queenstown, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 27th Bn, Mudros, 29 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Found guilty, 31 March 1916, of being absent from parade: awarded 1 day's confined to camp.

Killed in action, 31 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOLHURST George Patrick Power

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