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George Henry PAVLICH

Regimental number668
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, Hy S Pavlich, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Discharge date2 May 1919
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1737 Pte Henry John PAVLICH, 16th Bn, killed in action, 29 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Enlisted first, 2 September 1914, as Sydney George PARLICK, stasting he had served for 18 months in the 24th Australian Light Horse. Discharged, 9 November 1914, as medically unfit on account of venereal disease.

Re-enlisted as George Henry PAVLICH, 8 February 1915.

Admitted to Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 29 September 1915; discharged, 15 October 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 19 days.

Reported to Anzac Base. Mudros, from Alexandria, 4 December 1915; transferred to Gallipoli, 6 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Re-mustered as Driver, 8th Field Company Engineers, 1 February 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 10 March 1916 (boils); rejoined unit, 20 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 December 1916 (trench feet); transferred by Ambulance Train No 23 to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 3 December 1916; to England, 19 December 1916, and admitted to hospital [no details recorded]; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 12 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 16 March 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 31 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 December 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 11 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 15 October 1918; admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, while on leave, 26 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 November 1918; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 November 1918. Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 29 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burmah', 14 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1919; discharged, 2 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Sydney George PAVLICH

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