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George William POWER

Regimental number372
Place of birthRoma, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
AddressAlbion Street, Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Frederick Power, Roma, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in C Squadron, 3rd (Darling Downs) Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, Roma, Queensland.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Other details

War service: Embarked from Australia, 24 September 1914.

Suffered gun shot wound, foot (accidentally self-inflicted), Gallipoli, 22 May 1915. treated on HS 'Franconian', 30 May 1915; returned to duty, Heliopolis, 26 June 1915; returned to Gallipoli, 9 July 1915. Mentioned in Despatches, Army Corps Order 183, for 'Valuable service rendered on dates between 6.5.15 and 28.6.15'. With 2nd Light Horse detachment, Mudros, 14 November 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria from Gallipoli, 26-27 December 1915.

Proceeded to the front, Egypt, with the 2nd Light Horse, 16 January 1916. Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance (mumps), 5 February 1916; to hospital, 5 February 1916; returned to duty, 1 March 1916.

With 2nd Light Horse, Romani, 4 July 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 July 1916. Detached to Camel Transport Corps, 29 October 1916. Embarked from Alexandria to join the Eastern Expeditionary Force, 18 November 1916. Appointed Temporary Corporal, 1 January 1917. Joined 'L' Company, CTC, 12 July 1917.

Admitted to hospital (venereal disease), 18 July 1917; transferred to Cairo, 21st Stationary Hospital, 21 July 1917. discharged to CTC, Cairo, on cessation of venereal disease, 8 August 1917; forfeited five pounds ten shillings.

Marched in to No. 1 Depot, CTC, 8 August 1917; admitted to hospital (venereal disease), 12 August 1917. Discharged, cured, 13 September 1917; forfeited eight pounds five shillings. Marched in to No. 1 Depot, CTC, 13 September 1917; posted to 'L' Company, CTC, 14 September 1917. Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 18 January 1918. Posted to 4th Donkey Transport Company, 25 January 1918.

Treated for debility, 21 February 1918; admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 6 March to 19 April 1918. Admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza (malaria), 2 August 1918; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, 10 August 1918. Treated continuously for malaria in various hospitals until commencement of return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 23 December 1918. Departed from Suez; disembarked Australia, 1 February 1919. Discharged, 15 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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