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George Francis WOOD

Regimental number5256
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressE1y, High Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, S J Wood, Farr Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'At DEMICOURT on 9th April 1917 for conspicuous courage in action and devotion to duty. During the attack on the village he very boldy led his section right through it and took up a position on the northern side of it. Later he led a patrol up the sunken road running East and brought back valuable information regarding the enemy's positions. Although wounded in the taking of the village he remained at his post knowing that if he went away his Company would be practically without N.C.O.s.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

MM Bar

'South of Strazeele, on the morning of the 11th July, 1918, this N.C.O. led out a patrol from our lines and succeeded in getting behind two of the enemy posts. Though absolutely exposed to view he disposed his patrol to the attack of both positions. In one the garrison was surprised and captured, but from the other resistance was met with. The enemy opened fire, but despite this the position was immediately bombed and the enemy forced to keep down. It was by promptly taking advantage of this superiority that the occupants were made to surrender, bringing the total up to 11 prisoners secured by Corporal Wood's party in this encounter,'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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