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George Mark LUMB

Regimental number6341
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressNorth Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Lumb, 93 Alma Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'As stretcher bearers, both these men [LUMB and 4359 C.J. McKENZIE] have rendered excellent service during the whole of the operations from 8th August, 1918 onwards. They have never hesitated to sacrifice themselves in order that the wounded might be attended to. During the attack on the BEAUREVOIR Line, east of AMIENS, on 3rd October, 1918, these men rendered most excellent service in carrying in wounded from the most forward positions under very heavy enemy artillery, machine gun and rifle fire. Though almost exhausted early in the attack they continued to carry wounded, and it was only when every casualty had been attended to that their efforts relaxed. At a time when the demand for stretchers were greater than the supply, these men got many wounded in by carrying them on their backs. Their courage, work, and determination at all times, has not only been a brilliant example to all, but was certainly the means of saving the lives of many comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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