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George William WRAIGHT

Regimental number5692
Date of birth8 October 1899
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCollingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles J Wraight, lO8 Johnston Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date30 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 18 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Melbourne, 30 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 11 January 1943; discharged, 21 August 1945, as VX133105 Captain, Rec Staffs, Victorian Lines of Communication.
Date of death3 August 1967
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRAIGHT George William

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