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George William CARLESS

Regimental number487
Place of birthPlymouth, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.2
Height5' 4"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinAlice Carless, 5 Newton Road, Warsash near Southampton, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Special Reserves.
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date6 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to HS 'Dongala', 9 August 1915 (insanity); transferred to England.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: asthma), Perth, 6 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARLESS George William

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