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George SWEETING

Regimental number8547
Place of birthWilliamstown Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSeaman
Address472 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, Charles Sweeting, 472 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date24 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBSM
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For most consistent good work and devotion to duty. During the operations from September to November, 1918, this Warrant Officer rendered most valuable assistance by his establishing and maintaining a constant supply of ammunition. His conduct under shell fire during this period when in charge of ammunition wagons, delivering ammunition to batteries, was marked by a total disregard for personnel safety and had a most inspiring influence on the men under him. His devotion to duty during the frequent advances at the time was of the greatest assistant to his Commanding Officer, and was instrumental in maintaining the high moral of the Unit under most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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