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George Alexander BYLEVELD

Regimental number3034
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCoachbuilder and farrier
AddressMoora, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily Byleveld, Denmark PO, Denmark, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 October 1918

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918, during operations South of BONY, our movements were greatly retarded by enemy machine gun fire. Regardless of enemy snipers, bombers and machine gun fire Private BYLEVELD pushed ahead, often in exposed positions, to gain greater fire effect, and succeeded in killing a number of the enemy and materially assisted a small party in clearing about 200 yards of trench. His action saved us many casualties and enabled the Company to advance towards the objective.'
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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