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George Shirley DONALDSON

Regimental number3073
Place of birthWilcannia New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKintor Road, Wahroonga, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Donaldson, Kintor Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid. Through heavy trench mortar and machine gun fire he led his men into the enemy trench, accounted for several, and pursued others who had retired to the flank with bombs. He set a fine example to his men, and suffered very slight casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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