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George Rusk SHUREY

Regimental number2988
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronworker
AddressAuckland, Fitzroy Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3"
Weight108 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Williamson, Auckland, Fitzroy Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in 34th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment. Previously rejected for enlistment on account of height.
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Zealandic'; disembarked Melbourne, 23 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 25 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as SHOREY. Second given name variously entered as Riak and Risck.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHUREY George Rusk

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