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George Albert WHITE

Regimental number739
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTailor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMrs Annie White, 31 Prospect Street, off Donegal Pass, Belfast, ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date14 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, Australia, 21 October 1914.

Found guilty, Alexandria, Egypt, 12 July 1915; of (1) drunkenness; (2) absence from Lines; (3) Breaking Guard: awarded 28 days' detention.

Rejoined unit from detention, 4 days' of sentence remitted, 7 August 1915; embarked, Alexandria, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli Peninsula, 30 August 1915; taken on strength of 3rd Ammunition Supply Column, Gallipoli, 5 September 1915; Embarked, Anzac, 23 December 1915; disembarked, Alexandria, Egypt, 27 December 1915; marched into Tel-el-Kebir, 4 January 1916; marched into Serapeum, 24 January 1916; marched into Zeitoun, 24 February 1916; proceeded to Alexandria, 10 March 1916; transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Train, 19 March 1916; taken on strength of 47th Bn, Serapeum, 4 April 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance (sprained toe), 6 April 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 7 April 1916; discharged to duty, 11 April 1916.

Found guilty, 21 April 1916, of (1) attempting to break out of camp; (2) absent without leave from 9 am, 15 April 1916, until arrested by Military Police at 4 pm, 15 April 1916: forfeits 5 days' pay.

Transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 27 April 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital (tonsillitis), Wimereux, 3 September 1916; to 1st Convalescent Depot, Havre, 7 September 1916; to 5th Convalescent Depot, 9 September 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 8 October 1916; marched out to unit, 15 October 1916; rejoined unit, in the Field, 16 October 1916.

Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station (sick), 24 April 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 27 April 1917; discharged to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 31 May 1917; transferred to England, 25 June 1917; disembarked, Southampton, England, 26 June 1917; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 26 June 1917; marched into Australian Headquarters, London, 19 July 1917; marched into Codford Command Depot, 19 September 1917.

Found guilty, 10 October 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 7:30 am, 6 October 1917, until 8 pm, 8 October 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 20 October 1917; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 25 October 1917; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge, Deverill, 8 November 1917.

Admitted to Mitchbank Hospital while on leave (sore foot), 28 November 1917; discharged to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 6 December 1917.

Admitted to London Military Hospital (sick), 16 December 1917; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 8 March 1918.

Found guilty, 9 March 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from midnight, 1 March 1918, until 11:30 am, 6 March 1918: forfeits 12 days' pay.

marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 28 March 1918; reported absent without leave and declared an illegal absentee, 9 April 1918; returned, 23 July 1918.

District Court Martial held at Longbridge Deverill, 8 July 1918, charged with (1) being absent without leave from, 10 April 1918, until, 29 June 1918: forfeits 50 days' pay; total forfeiture of 139 days' pay.

Found guilty, 25 July 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from 8 am, 16 July 1918, until reporting back at 10 pm, 24 July 1918: awarded 9 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 23 August 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from midnight, 16 August 1918, until 1 pm, 23 August 1918: admonished.

Admitted to Mile End Military Hospital (old foot injury), 23 August 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 October 1918; discharged, 11 October 1918; marched into Hurdcott Command Depot, 25 October 1918.

District General Court Martial held at Fovant, 18 November 1918, charged with (1) being absent without leave from, 11 October 1918, until reporting himself at Hurdcott Command Depot on, 25 October 1918; (2) conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline by being in possession of a fake pass: awarded 110 days' detention.

Marched out to Australian Headquarters, London, 12 December 1918; detached for duty with Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 26 February 1919; granted leave from, 1 May 1919, until, 1 August 1919, with pay to attend Motor Engineering course.

Commenced return to Australia on board H.T 'Demosthenes', 26 July 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 14 September 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 14 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal (returned: 10 May 1923), Victory Medal (returned: 10 May 1923)
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHITE George Albert

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