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George Thomas GUINEA

Regimental number1762
Place of birthKoroit Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlenthompson, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas Guinea, Glenthompson, Victoria
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Valuable services as guide, also conspicuous galla with Lewis gun. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 11 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row D, Grave No. 23), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Emily GUINEA, Glenthompson, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrother: 898 Pte John Leslie GUINEA, 39th Bn, killed in action, 8 June 1917.

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