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George Frederick ARMOUR

Regimental number530
Date of birth14 January 1889
Place of birthMundoora, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraph lineman
AddressPort Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.7
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Armour, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918

Military Medal

'These three Battalion Headquarters Pioneers [ARMOUR, 3452 W. BAILLIE, 1838 L.A. JARMAN] during the operation near VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night 24th/25th April 1918 and on 25th April 1918 volunteered to act as stretcher bearers and worked for many hours across heavily shelled country, which was also periodically swept by intense machine gun fire. This action on their part considerably assisted in lightening the work of the regular bearers who had suffered many casualties, and showed a fine devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Discharge date25 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1113 Sergeant Roy Douglas ARMOUR, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 December 1918; 3230 Pte Walter James ARMOUR, 50th Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; discharged (cessation of hostilities), Adelaide, 25 November 1918.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1957
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARMOUR George Frederick

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