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George Elmo BLIGHT

Regimental number1154
Date of birth5 November 1893
Place of birthBungaree, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraper
Address419 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J W Blight, 419 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF23
Promotion date: 23 August 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF23
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'For meritorious service as a Company officer since March 1916 and conspicuous keenness and energy in the line on many occasions.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

Military Cross


'Distinguished conduct in action (Pozieres).'
Recommendation date: 9 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

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