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George SUTHERLAND

Regimental number879
Place of birthWalcha New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShearer
AddressAshford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, D Sutherland, Ashford, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant service and devotion to duty on the night of 3rd/4th March, 1918, during raid on enemy trenches in vicinity of WARNETON. This N.C.O. was a member of a party detailed to mop up a strong point. He entered the trench with four men, and formed a block in the vicinity of the strong point in spite of severe opposition by enemy bombers. In spite of having three of his party wounded, he courageously held on till relieved by a strong party. He exhibited fine leadership, and was a splendid example to his men of personal courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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