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William Eden GEORGE

Regimental number4797
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers, North Melbourne, Victoria (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPainter
Address47 Athol Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W E George, 47 Athol Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialOntario Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 10), Orpington Churchyard, Kent
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
165
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen GEORGE, 47 Athol Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: Cpt Eden Lloyd Davies MC and bar 18th Bn; Lt Robert Wellesley McHenry MC Aust Field Artillery; both returned. Also uncles and cousins.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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