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Geoffrey Hampden VERNON

Date of birth18 December 1882
Place of birthHastings, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Cressex', Shirley Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMrs W L Vernon, 'Cressex', Shirley Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Captain


Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
Promotion date: 4 March 1915

Major


Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
Promotion date: 29 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1919)

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He tended and dressed the wounded under heavy fire, displaying great courage and determination. Later, he remained out all night with a wounded man.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Colonel Hugh Venables VERNON DSO, 1st Light Horse, returned to Australia, 3 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Sinai, Palestine

Wounded, left leg, Gaza, 7 November 1917.

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II, 39th Bn, AMF, Kokoda, Papua.
Date of death16 May 1946
Age at death64

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