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George FAUX

Regimental number6987
Place of birthLubeck, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressWonwonah Road, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 7.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Faux, Wonwonah Road, Horsham, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 September 1916
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Discharge date11 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 6 March 1917 (influenza); marched in to 2nd Training Bn from hospital, 15 March 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 2 April 1917 (mumps); discharged, 22 April 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 9 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 August 1917; taken on strength, 37th Bn, in the field, 1 September 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 12 October 1917; Corporal 20 November 1917.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 20 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 6 April 1918 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 11th Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 7 April 1918; to 4th General Hospital, 9 April 1918; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 11 April 1918; to 5th Rest Camp, Ecault, 16 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field 2 May 1918.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 1 September 1918.

On leave to England, 11 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 4 October 1918.

Transferred to 38th Bn, 12 October 1918, and reverted to Lance Sergeant.

Transferred to 9th Training Bn, 28 October 1918; taken on strength, Permanent Cadre, 9th Training Bn, Tidworth, 31 October 1918.Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 10 December 1918 (influenza); marched in to 9th Training Bn from hospital, 16 December 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 January 1919; rejoined 38th Bn, 2 February 1919.Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 4 May 1919 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, England, 8 May 1919; discharged, 4 July 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 62 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 11 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAUX George

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