George Crowe REID

Regimental number2411
Date of birth--/01/1895
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
AddressAuchenflower, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Rae Reid, Auchenflower, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF47
Promotion date: 19 August 1916


Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 1 March 1917

Temporary CAPT

Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 4 January 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 20 February 1917

Mention in Despatches

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


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917


Recommendation date: Refers February 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As battalion intelligence officer he was making a reconnaissance when the enemy attack developed. Finding a Lewis gun, whose crew had become casualties, he kept it in action until it was no longer serviceable, checking the enemy's advance. He then took charge of a platoon and organized a strong resistance, next he opened up a liaison with neighbouring units, and sent information back to battalion headquarters. His energy and resource were most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Miiltary Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal