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Phillip Henry GEORGE

Regimental number862
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address18 Evandale Road, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJ George, 18 Evandale Road, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentTrumpeter
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry and untiring devotion to duty during operations east of YPRES. On 23rd September, 1917, several gun pits were set alight by shell fire and Sergeant GEORGE materially assisted in extinguishing the fires, and the example set by him was largely instrumental in getting the guns into action again.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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