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George Stanley McINNES

Regimental number2627
Place of birthJones Island New South Wales
Other NamesMM
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, John McInnes, Jones Island, Manning River, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "15 and 23 July 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

'South of STRAZEELE, on the afternoon of the 11th July, 1918, a farm occupied by the enemy was captured by us. There were various enemy posts on the right of this farm with machine guns, which were troubling the garrison of the position as they were digging in. Two of these enemy posts had already been captured and the enemy were everywhere alert. In spite of this, when a party was organised to drive the enemy out of these posts, this N.C.O. gave the greatest assistance to his Officer, both in leading and directing the men and in working round the flanks of the posts and then crawling up and bombing them. Two enemy posts were captured in this way, 14 of the enemy being taken, 9 killed and 3 wounded; 2 machine guns being brought in and 2 others put out of action. He displayed great initiative and ability to lead men, as well as great courage throughout.'

Date of death11 September 1936

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