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George Percival STOREY

Regimental number572
Place of birthMaryport England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Storey, 30 North Street, Maryport, Cumberland, England
Enlistment date5 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during the operations west of Bellenglise, on 18th-19th September 1918. He led his platoon forward over 1,000 yards of open ground under heavy fire, to protect the right flank of the battalion, and it was owing to his determined leadership that he finally reached the sunken road in front of the objective, where he dug in. This operation added greatly to the success of an operation carried out later in the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

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

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