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George Frederick FOOTE

Regimental number3493
Place of birthThames, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address30 Yule Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, J Foote, 30 Yule Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

Bar to Military Cross


Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'In the operations near Peronne on the 28th August, 1918, a hidden machine gun was holding up his company. He moved forward with a runner, located the gun, and sending back the runner with a full report, rushed the gun alone, capturing it and killing the crew. Later, he took command of his company when all the other officers had become casualties, and led it successfully to its objective, displaying great gallantry throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Bar to Military Cross

'For most conspicuous gallantry during the attack on the Fonsomme line, on 3rd October 1918, near Estrees. When his company were unable to pass the enemy wire, he pushed forward with four men and a Lewis gun, and established a post on the objective. He posted one man to use the gun on a party of 70 of the enemy, and with the remaining three men dashed forward and captured the lot. He then, with five men and a Lewis gun, attacked and captured a party of 40 of the enemy. He did splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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