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George Francis KAY

Regimental number12807
Place of birthHamilton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, Daniel Kay, c/o D Marendaz, 305 Ligar Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations east of HAMEL at MORCOURT on 9th August, 1918, Driver KAY was driving a horse ambulance wagon. Though the road was under continuous shell fire for the greater part of his journey, he made repeated trips to the Regimental Aid Posts, ensuring the speedy evacuation of wounded from the shelled area.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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