The AIF Project

George John CLUNNE

Regimental number1395
Place of birthKiama New South Wales
AddressFlood Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Clunne, Flood Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Has been Regimental C.Q.M.Sgt. for the 18th Battalion since February 1917 and has throughout been absolutely reliable and trustworthy and at the same time most energetic. The past 5 months of active warfare have involved on several occasions, most difficult circumstances for the Q.M.'s Staff. During the move from KEMMEL to the AUBIGNY SYSTEM early in April 1918 the sorting of rations and manipulation of stores and supplies had to be carried out under most rough and ready conditions. Subsequent rapid moves and particularly the moves resulting from the operation of 8th August 1918 required the exercise of great initiative and energy. It is largely owing to his good work and thorough supervision that, during all this period, no hitch has taken place in the delivery of rations and supplies, nor any defect occurred in this respect. On occasions when the Q.M. has been away and no assistance has been available, he has ably discharged the duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format