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George Arthur READ

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool expert
Addressc/- Dalgety and Co Ltd, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, L Read, 'Eltham', Queen's Avenue, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Awarded Mention in Despatches: promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 17 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

DSO


Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (29 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 July 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Order of Danilo - 5th Class (Montenegro)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished service Order, Order of Danilo (Montenegro), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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