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George Benson REDFORD

Regimental number425
Place of birthSpring Mount Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressSpring Mount via Creswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, G R Redford, Spring Mount via Creswick, Victoria
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll425A
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Morcourt on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 14 August 1918

MSM


Recommendation date: 9 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 31 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For marked gallantry during the attack near Le Verguier, 18 September, 1918. He took command and led his section bringing his guns into action and inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 23rd September, 1917 to 24th February, 1918, this N.C.O. has done persistent good work. At all times cheerful, he has led his men in several actions with conspicuous bravery. He has shown marked ability in commanding his men, and has proved a tower of strength under very trying and dangerous circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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