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George Cyril VERCOE

Regimental number4352
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
SchoolMoonta High School, South Australia
OccupationBank official
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John B Vercoe, Moonta, South Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was employed in Union Bank, Perth, Western Australia, at time of enlistment.
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Penherwood and Sarah Lillian VERCOE. Native of Moonta, South Australia Commemorated in Brighton Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsCousin: Capt Leslie D Henning, 16th Bn, killed at Gallipoli.
Other details

War service: Western Front

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