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George ELLETSON

Regimental number51578
Place of birthLawloit, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine driver
Address19 Thomas Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs G M Elletson, 19 Thomas Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date1 November 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919
Discharge date8 January 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918.

Marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918. Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 21 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to unit, 11 November 1918.

Granted leave to undertake non-military employment, 29 July-29 September 1919, examining storage and handling methods for frozen produce at London, Liverpool, Hull and Glasgow.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 November 1919; discharged, 8 January 1920.

Medal: British War Medal

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