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George William SLADEN

Regimental number4509
Place of birthEmpire Vale New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRoyal Hotel, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Sladen, Wardell, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 30 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE near YPRES 20th September 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting in the capacity of Battalion Runner. His disregard for personal safety, while unhesitatingly passing through heavy shell fire, was beyond all praise. By his thorough good work in the delivery of despatches, higher formations were kept well informed in regard to the position of his Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3485 Pte Alfred James SLADEN, 15th Bn, died of wounds, 19 September 1918; 1514 Driver Arthur Henry SLADEN, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919; 1780 Driver Frederick Thomas SLADEN, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 May 1964
Place of burialNorth Rockhampton Cemetery

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