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George Payne AUSTIN

Regimental number9814
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address128 George Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Arthur Edward Austin, 128 George Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service37th SM Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPROV 2/CPL
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 28 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has at all times set a splendid example to his men and effectively encouraged and stirred them to further efforts. When in charge of parties under heavy shell fire, he is always most cool and collected, more especially whilst constructing footbridges over SOMME last week.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2031 Pte Arthur Henry AUSTIN, 36th Bn, killed in action, 17 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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