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George FAWCETT

Regimental number4222
Place of birthEsby England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs M E Fawcett, Gladstone House, Hicksborough, Victoria
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Promptness and gallantry in extinguishing exploding ammunition and saving gun from being destroyed. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 27 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'East of YPRES on the night of 25th/26th October, 1917 at ANZAC RIDGE - N.E. of WESTHOEK - the Battery position was very heavily shelled by 5.9's. A shell struck a Gun-Pit and set the ammunition alight. These men [FAWCETT and 1236 William DENSLEY] immediately went in and put out the exploding ammunition, saving about 1,000 rounds and also the Gun from being destroyed, by their promptness and gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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