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George Henry TREW

Regimental number3958
Place of birthTrafalgar Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRoyston, Bathurst Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Trew, Royston, Bathurst Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Convalescent Depot
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty during the operations at PASSCHENDAELE, EAST OF Ypres. ON 6th November, 1917 Private TREW acted as Coy. runner, and when all other communications failed he successfully delivered messages to Bn. Headquarters on several occasions. The delivery of these messages necessitated his passing through two distinct enemy barrages of great intensity. He volunteered for the same duty later in the day but was ordered to desist.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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