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George Joseph WARNER

Regimental number937
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressArmstrong Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, George H Warner, Armstrong Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll393
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was one of a party engaged on the construction of a Strong Point near MOLENAARELSTHOEK. He performed with excellent skill and judgment the additional duties which fell to his lot as a consequence of the wounding of two senior N.C.O.s. When his section was relieved at night he displayed unselfish gallantry remaining behind to assist in carrying a wounded comrade to the dressing station, this was a laborious and dangerous task, involving a two mile journey over shell swept and muddy ground.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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

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