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George CREAN

Regimental number3266
Place of birthLongford, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 4.5"
Next of kinBrother, Richard Crean, Kenagh, Co Longford, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Infantry, British Army.
Enlistment date9 April 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date10 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched in to Fovant Training Bn, 5 November 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 2 January 1918.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 4 February 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 50th Field Ambulance, 5 February 1918; transferred to Australian Divisional Rest Station, 8 February 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 19 February 1918.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 September 1918; rejoined unit, 2 October 1918.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 41st Bn, 23 October 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 18 November 1918; marched out to England, 26 November 1918; disembarked Southampton, 26 November 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged, 10 March 1919 (medically unfit: premature senility).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CREAN George

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