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George Albert CRUICKSHANK

Regimental number7543
Place of birthNorth Sydney New South Wales
SchoolGordon and Turramurra Public Schools, New South Wales
Other trainingNil
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJoiner
Address'Eudlo', 130 Addison Road, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E R Cruickshank, 'Volga', Fern Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For consistent gallant conduct especially on 1 June 1916 in rescuing a wounded man under very heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingHenincourt
Age at death29
Medals

Military Medal

'For consistent gallant behaviour especially with reference to 1st June, when they [CRUICKSHANK and 7639 S.G. SMITH] entered a pit and succeeded, after great difficulty, in removing a man who had been wounded and buried owing to the explosion of a heavy shell. Immediately afterwards the pit was destroyed by another shell.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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