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George Mark WINDOW

Regimental number8538
Date of birth31 December 1893
Place of birthQueensport, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolBreakfast Creek State School, Queensland
AddressAscot, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Window, Franz Road, Ascot, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Moreton Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital, 13th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Discharge date30 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3111 Pte Benjamin Edward WINDOW, 2nd Field Ambulance [no details of fate entered on Nominal Roll]; 19420 Pte Norman Francis WINDOW, Australian Army Medical Corps, died of disease, 26 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 March 1916.

Found guilty, 16 April 1916, of conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline in that he fell out of parade without permission: awarded 2 days' confined to barracks with 1 hour's pack drill daily.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 18 May 1916 (pyrexia unknown origin); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 18 May 1916; to 1st Field Ambulance Divisional Rest Station, 20 May 1916; rejoined unit, 23 May 1916.

Found guilty, Sailly, 17 June 1916, of leaving equipment in an untidy state: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks. Found guilty, 24 August 1916, of being absent without leave from 1900 to 2000, 22 August 1916: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 September 1916 (influenza); transferred to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 28 August 1916; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 11 October 1916; to Divisional Rest Station, 18 October 1916; taken on strength, 12 Field Ambulance, 24 November 1916; transferred to 2nd Field Ambulance, 28 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 May 1917 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred same day by Ambulance Train and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 May 1917; transferred to England, 14 May 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 15 May 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 July 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 18 August 1917; to Australian Army Medical Corps Details, Parkhouse, 31 August 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; rejoined unit, 20 November 1917.

Appointed Driver, 24 February 1918; reverted to Private, 28 March 1918.

Admitted to 1st Divisional Rest Station, 20 June 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin); rejoined unit, 21 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 1 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 19 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 30 April 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, 30 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q67077, Warrant Officer Class II: enlisted Brisbane, Queensland, 28 October 1940; discharged, 3 April 1944.
Date of death27 February 1978
Age at death84
Place of burialNundah Cemetery, Queensland

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