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George Burdett ROWE

Regimental number3532
Place of birthFrederickton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMacksville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Rowe, Macksville, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th July, 1918, during the operation at VAIRE WOOD, east of CORBIE, these Company Stretcher Bearers [3802 W.J. JONES, 3582 G.B. ROWE, 3529 C.F. PARTRIDGE] displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty. They went forward with the first wave and although the enemy artillery and machine gun fire were consistently heavy, worked with untiring energy throughout the day. The Company suffered heavily but these three stretcher bearers unremittingly searched the area traversed during the advance, until towards evening when they were almost exhausted. However, they persisted in carrying on until all our wounded were evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2630 Pte Sydney Trafalgar ROWE, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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