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George Frederick ARMOUR

Regimental number530
Place of birthMundoora, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraph lineman
AddressPort Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James Armour, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'These three Battalion Headquarters Pioneers [ARMOUR, 3452 W. BAILLIE, 1838 L.A. JARMAN] during the operation near VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night 24th/25th April 1918 and on 25th April 1918 volunteered to act as stretcher bearers and worked for many hours across heavily shelled country, which was also periodically swept by intense machine gun fire. This action on their part considerably assisted in lightening the work of the regular bearers who had suffered many casualties, and showed a fine devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1957

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