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George SUTHERLAND

Regimental number567
Place of birthHalkirk, Caithness, Scotland
SchoolHalkirk Public School, Caithness, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressCondong, Tweed River, Muswillumbat, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B. Sutherland, Bridge Street, Falkirk, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders, Territorial Force, Halkirk Unit, Caithness, Scotland
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death19.7
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4A), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Barbara SUTHERLAND, Heatherley Cottage, Halkirk, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUTHERLAND George

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