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George Charles PINKERTON

Regimental number106
Place of birthParadise, Queensland
SchoolGympie State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Phoebe Pinkerton, Cedar Pocket, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVaire Wood, Hamel, France
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 1), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Phoebe PINKERTON, Gympie, Queensland. Native of Burnett District, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 13 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 September 1916; joined 15th Bn in the field, 2 November 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 February 1917.

Wounded accidentally, 21 February 1917 (bullet wound, chest), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to No 1/1 S.W.D. Casualty Clearing Station, 21 February 1917; to No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 26 February 1917; to England, 25 March 1917, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 27 March 1917. Discharged on furlough, 4 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 June 1917. Court of Enquiry, Ribemont, 17 April 1917, found that the soldier was in no way to blame. Marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 June 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 10 September 1917; rejoined 15th Bn, 23 September 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 January 1918 (pyrexia, not yet diagnosed); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 29 January 1918 (pleurisy); to England, 11 February 1918, and admitted to 1st Line Clandon Park Hospital, off Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, 11 February 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 25 February 1918; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 March 1918. Admitted to Isolation Hospital, 4 March 1918 (scabies); discharged, 17 March 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 8 May 1918; rejoined 15th Bn in the field, 19 May 1918.

Wounded in action, France, 4 July 1918 (shrapnel wound, head); admitted to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1918; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 July 1918 (gun shot wound, neck); died of wounds, 6 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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