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George Duncan SHAW

Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
Other NamesSHAW
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, E Shaw, 40 Hinemoa Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 April 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 RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a working party in a heavily shelled area, and several of his men became casualties. He assisted to dress and remove the wounded, and by his courageous example encouraged the remainder at their work under most difficult conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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