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George DRANSFIELD

Regimental number2393
Place of birthEnfield New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLinesman
AddressWoodward Avenue, Strathfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.5
Height5' 10.25"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Dransfield, Woodward Avenue, Strathfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 2 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 13 September, 1918, south of Jeancourt, during minor operations against an enemy post, he showed marked courage and initiative. When his platoon came under heavy machine gun fire on nearing their objective, he rushed forward, firing his Lewis gun from the hip, thus neutralizing the enemy's fire. His platoon then came forward and bombed the post, and the remainder of the garrison - one machine gun and eight prisoners - were taken. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 6294640

Discharge date20 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 24 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 11 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right arm), Sydney, 20 April 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 December 1951
Age at death59
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRANSFIELD George

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