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George Lawton MAYMAN

Regimental number10645
Date of birth14 January 1888
Place of birthCarisbrook, Victoria
SchoolCarisbrook State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address27 Barry Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Mayman, 27 Barry Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Discharge date27 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7837 Cleaner David William MAYMAN, 1st Australian Division Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919; 4120 Corporal John Charles MAYMAN, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919; Cousin (1st): 31 Pte James Russell MAYMAN, Motor Transport Company, killed in action, 29 August 1918.
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 27 May 1916; disembarked in England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant in the field to complete new establishment, 10 April 1917. Detached for duty with 8th Field Artillery Brigade, Signal Section, 14 April 1917. Promoted Lt, 11 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 17 September 1917 (gun shot wound, hand, right leg); admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 19 September 1917. Invalided to England, 21 September 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. Discharged to Overseas Training Brigade, 19 November 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; rejoined unit, 31 January 1918.

Detached to 4th Army Artillery School, 18 August 1918; rejoined unit, 14 September 1918. On leave to England, 15 September 1918; rejoined unit, 2 October 1918.

Transferred to Signal Subsection attached to 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade, 5 October 1918.

Admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to 30th General Hospital, 26 October 1918; to England, 4 November 1918, and admitted to Ecclestone Hospital. Proceeded overseas to France, 3 January 1919.

Proceeded to England for early repatriation, 6 February 1919; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 25 February 1919. Marched into No. 1 Command Depot from 1st Training Brigade, 14 March 1919.

Urged establishment of Australian equivalent of the Canadian 'University of Vimy Ridge', an educational scheme for soldiers serving overseas. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Plassy', 30 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1919; discharged, 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as V80005: called up and appointed Legal Officer, 25 September 1939; relinquished appointment as Chief Legal Officer, Headquarters, Victorian Line of Communications Area, 29 March 1943.
Date of death26 December 1951
Age at death63
Place of burialNecropolis, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNASA B2455 file 8215977
'Pioneer of A.I.F. Education Service', 'Reveille', 1 September 1939, p. 20.

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