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George Herbert BOURNE

Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAuditor
AddressBank of New South Wales, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinDr. H. Bourne, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order,


Recommendation date: 3-4 August 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1919)

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He held the outpost line against heavy odds for four hours, and then gradually and skilfully withdrew. A few ays later he held the extreme flank with great determination at a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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