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Geoffrey Brettingham LODGE

Regimental number6353
Place of birthWolstanton, Staffordshire, England
Place of birthWolstanton, Staffs, England
SchoolDenstone College, Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Clara Lodge, The Oval, Stafford, England
Enlistment date21 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLost the thumb of his right hand in 1907 through a shooting accident was repeatedly rejected on this account and after thirteen attempts was finally passed for ASC as Driver, but enlisted ultimately in the AIF in 1916. He was trained at Rolleston Camp, was 6.3 in height and was passed as 1st class in shooting.
FateDied of wounds 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row K, Grave No. 5), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Clara LODGE, 5 The Oval, Stafford, England
Family/military connectionsCousin to Francis Miller Lodge killed Oct 12 1917 of 51st Batt No 2668 AIF.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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