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George Sydney DUNSTAN

Regimental number547
Place of birthBallan, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Dunstan, Lower Tarwin, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLeongatha, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date24 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 8 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to Staging Camp, 2 March 1916 (ptomaine poisoning).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 March 1916.

Taken on strength A&NZ Mounted Regiment, 13 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Army Corps Light Horse Regiment, 7 July 1916.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 1 February 1917 (herpes), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, 16 February 1917.

Admitted to 69th Field Ambulance, 12 October 1917 (scabies), and transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 19 October 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 20 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 October 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 12 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 October 1918; admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, while on leave, 28 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, 7 November 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 21 November 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 14 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 15 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 24 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as DUNSTON.

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