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George Richard CHAMBERS

Regimental numberN79958
Place of birthJamberoo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressPaddington, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Chambers, 56 Curner Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Matunga on 27 July 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll79985
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Discharge date26 May 1919
Other details

Originally enlisted, 18 December 1916, as N58789, Motor Transport Division; did not embark; discharged, 19 July 1917, to enlist in the Naval & Military Expeditionary Force.

War service: 'Matunga' captured by German raider, SMS 'Wolf', near Rabaul, 6 August 1917.

Crew taken as prisoners of war to Germany.

Repatriated to England, arrived 16 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 26 May 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHAMBERS George Richard

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