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George DAWSON

Regimental number4822
Place of birthNorwich England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationKangaroo shooter
AddressCharleville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinAunt, Mrs. Maria Sherwood, 16 Whitcher Street, New Cross, London, England
Enlistment date4 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 30 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'While acting as runner near BROODSEINDE on 21st October, 1917. This man was caught in a barrage when proceeding to the front line with an important message. Although then quite dark, he successfully made his way through the barrage and delivered his message. He showed great presence of mind and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 November 1972
Place of burialAlbany Creek Crematorium

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