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George John McNEIL

Regimental number2396
Place of birthUndera Victoria
OccupationState schoo
AddressUndera, via Mooroopna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J C McNeil, Undera, via Mooroopna, Victoria
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (

'Valuable work and personal courage in patrolling lines under heavy fire, enabling Company communications to be maintained.'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'During operations 20/22nd September 1917, near POLYGON de ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES Pte. McNEIL as a runner and linesmen did valuable work at great personal risk. He patrolled his lines under heavy enemy fire and enabled company communications to be maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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