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George Thomas BIRCH

Regimental number40
Place of birthFifth Creek, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorton Summit, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinStep-Mother, Mr H Wolbers, Norton Summit, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1.5 years in the 23rd Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date27 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 3 June 1917 (shrapnel wound, scalp: severe; compound fracture of skull).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 27 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 February 1980
Age at death84
Place of burialEnfield Memorial Park, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIRCH George Thomas

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