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George ARTHUR

Regimental number5292
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPegleg Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Edwin Arthur, Pegleg Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date24 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Broodseinde on 9 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the advance from BROODSEINDE on 9th October, 1917, this N.C.O.'s Company was held up by an enemy machine gun in DAISY WOOD. He secured a position for his Lewis Gun, and eventually succeeded in silencing the enemy gu, thus enabling his Company to go forward and establish on the objective. Later in the day he was again successful in silencing a gun in BUSY WOOD, in which was a nest of the enemy which had been playing havoc with our troops while advancing and consolidating. He collected ammunition from the killed and wounded as he moved forward and was so enabled to keep his gun in action throughout the day without having to send back for supplies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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