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George Cumming BYRNE

Place of birthIndia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Houghton', Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Brown, 'Houghton', Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'For conspicuously good service and special devotion to duty as Divisional Sanitary Officer from arrival in France to 20 september 1916.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 October 1916

Distinguished Service Order


'For marked ability in the performance of his duties as Divisional Sanitary Officer of the 2nd Australian Division since March 1916. Also in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services for carrying out his duties with keenness and tact.'
Awarded a Mention in Despatches: promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918

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