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George TOWLE

Regimental number5929
Place of birthGlenfield, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKidston, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Towle, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1916
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date19 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 26 January 1917 (epitheoloma). Charged the value of 1 dinner plate (2.5d), 5 March 1917. Discharged to 7th Training Bn, 31 March 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Hospital, 15 April 1917 (influenza); discharged to Depot, 24 April 1917, andmarched in to 7th Training Bn.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 4 May 1917 (mumps); discharged to duty, 22 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 25th Bn, in the field, 9 July 1917.

Attached for duty with 22nd Machine Gun Company, 15 September 1917; rejoined 25th Bn from detachment, 27 December 1917.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 28 December 1917 (pyrexia unknown origin); transferred to Divisional Rest Station; to 6th Field Ambulance, 2 January 1918; to Casualty Clearing Station, 5 January 1918; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 8 January 1918; to England, 15 January 1918, and admitted same day to Quex Park Auxiliary Hospital, Kent (trench fever: slight); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 11 February 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge (premature senility) on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 August 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 19 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 April 1956
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOWLE George

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