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George Ernest HOLROYDE

Regimental number135
Date of birth3 August 1894
Place of birthNew Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G.E. Holroyd, 85 Harris Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 12th Machine Gun Company
Promotion date: 17 March 1916


Unit: 12th Machine Gun Company
Promotion date: 14 July 1916

Flying Officer

Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 December 1918
Discharge date29 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Seconded for duty, 12 Machine Gun Company, 17 March 1916; transferred from 6th Light Horse to 46th Bn, to remain seconded to 12th Machine Gun Company, 14 July 1916. Wounded in action, 18 August 1916.

Detached to Flying School, England, for instruction, 28 October 1917; to AFC Depot, Wendover, 7 December 1917. Joined No. 1 School of Military Aeronautics, 7 December 1917. Marched into AFC Training Bn, 21 February 1918; marched out to 1st Wing Headquarters, Tetbury, 14 March 1918; to No. 1 Aero Supply Depot, France, 20 June 1918. Taken on strength, No. 2 Squadron, 12 July 1918.

Proceeded to report to AIF Headquarters, London, for return to Australia on transport duty, 4 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded on Embarkation Roll as George Ernest HOLYROYD.

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