The AIF Project

George SNOW

Regimental number139
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs J. Snow, 'Forestville', Balaclava Road, Caulfield, Viv
Enlistment date2 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He did remarkably good work with his squadron during heavy street fighting, using a Hotchkiss gun and an automatic rifle, and dispersing a number of the enemy who were checking the advance of another unit. He followed up the enemy, firing at very close range, and accounted for a number of them himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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