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George Thomas WEATHERITT

Regimental number3957
Place of birthDrysdale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's deliverer
AddressBoort, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E.J. Weatheritt, Boort, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919

Military Medal

'Signaller WEATHERRITT advanced with telephone with the second wave during the attack on enemy strong post near QUEANT on 22nd April 1917. He established communication almost immediately our men entered the post, and his coolness and determination to maintain same was of the greates assistance to his O.C. Under heavy artillery fire he repeatedly went out and repaired shell cut wires and when the wires were hopelessly smashed, carried messages back to the support Company through a terrific barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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