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George Shirley DECKER

Regimental number15958
Date of birth18 June 1898
Place of birthRoma, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJackeroo
AddressYundah Street, Sandgate, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Herman Decker, Yundah Street, Sandgate, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the Senior Cadets (Areas 5B, 6A).
Enlistment date13 August 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, 1st & 2nd Anzac Mounted Divisions, 15th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Mounted Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7081 Lance Corporal Eric Paul DECKER, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 30 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918.

Transferred to Australian Mounted Division Train, 25 August 1918.

Marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 27 July 1918.

Marched out to Australian Mounted Division Train, 17 August 1918; taken on strength, 37th Company, AASC, in the field, 25 August 1918.

Marched out to Anzac Divisional Train, Zag-a-Zig, 4 June 1919, and taken on strength, 32nd Company, AASC, Kantara.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Burma', 26 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DECKER George Shirley

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