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George Richerby MALLINSON

Regimental number7767
Place of birthGranville New South Wales
OccupationCarriage builder
AddressTrongate Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs L M Mallinson, Trongate Street, Granville, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 25 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work on 29 October 1917 near Ypres.'
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name two spellings Richerby and Rickerby

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 29th October, 1917, whilst proceeding along the MENIN Road east of YPRES, this Driver's team came under heavy enemy shell fire. As the result of a shell bursting in the roadway a number of planks were thrown among the horses, but Driver MALLINSON, by his coolness and resourcefulness, succeeded in getting the team clear - thus averting probable casualties to men and horses. He carried on until the gun carriage under his charge was eventually thrown bodily into a shell hole. He set a splendid example to all ranks present.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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