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George Robert PEACOCK

Regimental number2454
Place of birthMolong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNarromine, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G Peacock, Narromine PO, Narromine, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, on the 18th May, 1918 this man was a member of a silent raiding party consisting of 1 officer and 18 other ranks which left the front line at about 11.30 a.m. At MORLANCOURT near Albert raided an enemy strong point. The party was organised at short notice and instruction were brief. The party had to cross 90 yards of open ground to get their objective. This man made straight for the Machine Gun in the post and got it. The courage, dash and precision with which this man carried out his orders helped materially towards the success of the enterprise. 23 prisoners and 1 Machine Gun were brought back to our lines without casualties to the party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal

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