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George Edward PULLER

Regimental number5455
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
ReligionCongregational
OccupationLabourer
AddressTinana, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Puller, Tinana, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date20 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from 3rd Training Bn, Perham Downs, England, 9 August 1916; taken on strength, 9th Bn, in the field, 22 August 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 23 January 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to Ambulance Train No 22, 25 January 1917, and admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 January 1917; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 31 January 1917; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 22 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 March 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Divisional Rest Station, 11 April 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin, and disordered action of the heart); transferred to 4th Field Ambulance, 13 April 1917; to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 April 1917; discharged to duty, 2 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 30 May 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 September 1917; rejoined Bn in Belgium from leave, 16 October 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 4 November 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder, right arm), and admitted to 4th Canadian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 7 November 1917; to England, 9 November 1917, and admitted to The Queen's Hospital, Birmingham (afiliated with 1st Southern General Hospital), 10 November 1917 (wounds: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 14 February 1918, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 February 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 20 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 May 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 27 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 20 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PULLER George Edward

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