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George Turner WENSOR

Regimental number451
Place of birthWest Maitland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressClifford Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinW E Wensor, Clifford Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The battery was very heavily shelled, several casualties were caused, and a gun pit was set alight. With three others he immediately went to the assistance of the wounded, and by pulling away the burning material and extinguishing the fire they not only saved the lives of the wounded men, but prevented an explosion of the ammunition. He was under shell fire throughout, and showed the greatest courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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

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