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George Cecil DAY

Regimental number5337
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNicholson Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Day, 714 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 31 January 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Private DAY has been attached to 2nd Australian Divisional Canteen for a period of 18 months, during which time he has rendered exemplary service, and it is chiefly owing to his tireless energy, resource and devotion to duty that continuous supplies of stores for the benefit of the troops of this Division have been maintained. At times, when transport difficulties were acute, it has been necessary to keep Private DAY on duty for 24 and 48 hours without any rest, and he has always accepted these tasks most cheerfully, always considering no effort too great that would enable supplies to be obtained for the Division. During the past six months goods to the value of Pounds : 81,249.5.3 have passed through Priate DAY's hands.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal,British War Medal, Victory Medal

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