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George Keith CHURCHES

Regimental number1884
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
Address'Wyagdon', Peel via Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Herbert Wallace Churches, 'Wyagdon', Peel via Bathurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A25 Anglo-Egyptian on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Signal Troop
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date11 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 747A Corporal Herbert Eric CHURCHES, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Middle East

Embarked from Sydney, 19 September 1916; disembarked Suez, 24 October 1916. Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 21 November 1916. Marched out to School of Instruction, 6 January 1917. Transferred to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 24 February 1917; marched out to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment from School of Instruction, 17 March 1917. Detached to School of Instruction (Signals), 11 April 1917: attended 2nd half of 18th course and 1st half of 19th course: qualified.

Attended 11th Advanced Telephone Course, 6-26 May 1917.

Marched out to 1st Signal Squadron, 12 July 1917; transferred to 3rd Signal Squadron, 23 October 1917.

Embarked from Port Said on board HT 'Ellenga' for leave in the United Kingdom, 10 June 1919. Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 October 1919; discharged, 11 December 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 314 days (of which 3 years 39 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death29 January 1974
Age at death80
Place of burialHoly Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Kelso, New South Wales

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