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George Strudwick Pickett HENLEY

Regimental number2503
Date of birth7 July 1892
Place of birthWaverley, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolDumbleton Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address119 Denison Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, S J Henley, 119 Denison Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 21st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Discharge date29 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 19th Bn, Egypt, 5 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 26 July 1916 (gun shot wound, shoulder and right leg). Admitted to No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, 28 July 1916; transferred to England, 11 August 1916, and admitted to Guildford War Hospital, 12 August 1916. Transferred to No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 August 1916.

Coomenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; discharged, 29 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Place of schooling not confirmed. Resting place of ashes currently unknown.

Date of death14 August 1963
Age at death70
Place of burialCremated: Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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