George Henry Birch HOLLOWAY

Regimental number2884
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Tragowell', Malua Street, North Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, George Holloway, 'Tragowell', Malua Street, North Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde on 9 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
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Photo: Kent Fedorowich

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. On 9th October, 1917, at BROODSEINDE, he acted as an observer and did most excellent work in exposed positions, remaining on duty for long periods. Later, he volunteered to establish communication with a detached post, and under heavy fire succeeded in locating the post and communicated its positions to the supporting troops. in spite of physical strain and exhaustion he continued voluntarily on duty until relief arrived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 January 1964
Age at death83
Place of burialSwan Hill Cemetery, Victoria