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George Scorgie STRACHAN

Regimental number533
Date of birth17 April 1894
Place of birthBrixton, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBank of Australia, Cobram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, C Strachan, 1st Officer SS 'South Africa'
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Anzac Corps Mounted Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers-in-law: 2771 Pte Robert Samuel DUNCAN, 58th Bn, killed in action, 12 May 1917; 14037 Sergeant Charles Joseph FORSHAW, 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, effective abroad.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli (evacuated with pneumonia), Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 16 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1918; discharged, Melbourne, 31 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPay Books state religion as 'agnostic'.
Date of death16 April 1966
Age at death72
Place of burialNew Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, STRACHAN George Scorgie

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