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George Benjamin EAGLES

Regimental number3089
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBrushmaker
Address34 Wadsworth Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabella Eagles, 34 Wadsworth Street, East St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 1st Infantry Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1917
Discharge date2 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 1 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 31 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face and hands); admitted to Stoke on Trent War Hospital, England (date not recorded); discharged to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 December 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 9 June 1917; discharged (medically unfit: deafness), 2 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 January 1952
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery
SourcesTranscribed diaries (copy), Australian Defence Force Academy Library, Canberra

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