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George Edward BOTTOMLEY

Regimental number812
Date of birth6 June 1896
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolSwanston street State School, Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationLetter sorter
AddressRiston, Bon View Road, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinDaughter, Hilda Bottomley, Riston Bon View Road, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Was at the landing, 25 April 1915; Courtney's Post, Steele's Post. Wounded at Steele's Post, 13 May 1915: bullet enetered his head, passed through the neck into the spine, where it remained. Being permanently incapacitated in the use of his left arm, Bottomley was discharged as medically unfit. Following his return to Australia he engaged in recruiting duties in the Henty electorate 'with considerable success'. ('Australia's Fighting Families', Section I, p. 5)
Date of death13 November 1935

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