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George Beamish SWANTON

Regimental number1159
Place of birthWerribee Victoria
SchoolWerribee State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressWerribee PO, Werribee
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nellie I Swanton, Werribee PO, Werribee
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No 11), Picardie, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2760 Pte Henry SWANTON, 29th Bn, killed in action, 2 November 1916; 222 Pte John SWANTON, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as SWANSON.

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