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George Alexander McILVEEN

Regimental number4366
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressTotteville, Byron Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs M I Mcllveen, Totteville, Byron Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Pte McILVEEN in company with Pte. BRUDERLIM, since killed, acting as stretcher bearers, on the night of 16th. September 1917, East of YPRES, when their Co. Commander and six others had been killed, and a greater number wounded, showed conspicuous gallantry. Under the heaviest barrage fire these men continually dressed and carried wounded to the A.D.S. until the trench had been cleared.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 July 1966

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