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George William EFFENEY

Regimental number3070
Place of birthRockhampton Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Edward Effeney, 107 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 28th March 1918. A party of the enemy attacked his post and caused casualties to the Lewis Gun team putting it out of action. he got another gun into action and dispersed the enemy, leaving 10 dead and capturing 6 prisoners and one machine gun. His resource and bravery at all times a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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