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George Sterrett McCLOY

Regimental number3097
Place of birthGlenarm, Ireland
Place of birthGlenarm, Co Antrim, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia9
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressStanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Mabel McCloy, 'Bonnevie', Slade Street, Naremburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse for 3 years (Citizen Military Forces); 21 days' Home Service.
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
125
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah McCLOY; husband E.M. MCCLOY 33 Trafalgar Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney on board HT 'Anchises', 24 January 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, 31 January 1917 (removal of ingrown toenail); discharged, 1 February 1917. Admitted to ships' hospital, 6 February 1917, and discharged, 7 February 1917. Disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917.

Marched in to AIF Details camp, Fovant, and appointed Extra Duty Pay Corporal, 28 March 1917; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Durrington, 7 April 1917, and reverted to ranks, 8 April 1918.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 11 April 1917 (tonsilitis); discharged to 9th Training Bn, Durrington, 13 April 1917.

Appointed Acting Corporal, 29 May 1917; attended School of Musketry, Tidworth, from 30 May 1917 to 21 June 1917: Qualified 1st Class (Distinguished) and received instruction and has a fair knowledge of Lewis machine gun. Attached to No 3 Group Headquarters, Durrington, and appointed Acting/Sergeant, 14 September 1917. Promoted to rank of Corporal, 21 September 1917. Taken on strength of permanent cadre of 2nd Training Brigade Headquarters, Fovant, 7 November 1917; ceased duty on permanent cadre and marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 27 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; marched in to Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Roulles, 31 January 1918; taken on strength 35th Bn, 8 February 1918.

Wounded in action and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance, 17 April 1918 (gassed); to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 April 1918; admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 1 May 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 2 May 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 June 1918. Rejoined unit, 13 June 1918.

Killed in action, 11 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCLOY George Sterrett

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