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George Maurice TRAVERS

Date of birth18 January 1881
Place of birthLovington, Somerset, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kitty Travers, GPO Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date1 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 January 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name52nd Battalion 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Under very head shell and machine gun fire early in the day he controlled and directed the fire of his platoon with skill and ability, and when during the afternoon ground had been lost he augmented his force by details of other units and regained the original position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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