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George David Archibald WAGSTAFF

Regimental number18369
Place of birthKew Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMcMahon's Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Wagstaff, 28 Blue's Point Road, McMahon's Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJuly 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'On the 10th August, 1918, east of WARFUSEE ABANCOURT, Private WAGSTAFFE was in charge of a limber taking up supplies. A shell wounded his guide and both horses. Another shell caused his horses to bolt, but retaining control of them he unhooked and placed them in a place of safety, obtained a lorry and recovered his supplies under heavy shell fire and delivered them to forward posts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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