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George Arthur DE BELIN

Regimental number4761
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationQuarryman
Address58 Gerard Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs M De Belin, 58 Gerrard Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct as a stretcher bearer during the enemy attack near DERNANCOURT on March 28th, 1918. Prior to the enemy launching his attack a heavy artillery barrage was put down on our lines, causing many casualties in De Belin's company. He showed a disregard for the enemy fire and with untiring energy he sought out the wounded and conveyed them to safety. By his courage and skill he saved a number of lives and his endurance was extremely commendable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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