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Geoffrey Forbes WITTON

Regimental number2740
Place of birthDrouin Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dorothy Witton, Manyung via Goomeri, Nanago Line, Queensland
Enlistment date19 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2740A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty during the attack WEST of BELLENGLISE on the 18th September, 1918, when his Battalion passed through a very heavy enemy barrage. This man was acting as Stretcher bearer and although carrying a large quantity of extra supplies he was particularly assiduous in dressing and attending the wounded. He remained in the barrage whilst there were any wounded to attend to, and throughout displayed admirable courage and cheerfulness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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