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George Thomas TREWHEELA

Regimental number795
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address52 Clarence Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinG T Trewheela, 52 Clarence Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer handled his companywith skill when the attacking enemy forced an entry into the trenches on his flank. He promptly stiffened the danger points and kept the brigade flank intact. He then organized a bombing party and drove the enemy along the trench. Later, by adroit dispositions of snipers and Lewis guns, he inflicted heavy casualties on the retiring enemy. His initiative and coolness under intense fire readjusted a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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