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George Kenneth VERCO

Regimental number8628
Place of birthHyde Park, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationSurveyor's assistant
AddressSame as next of kin
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.8
Height5' 5.25"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Verco, 164 King William Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 5 December 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 5 March 1919

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1920
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date1 August 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 5 March 1920; appointment terminated (discharged), Adelaide, 1 August 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as VERCOE.
SourcesNAA: B2455, VERCO George Kenneth

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