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George Edward FEWSTER

Regimental number4778
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address6 Airlie Avenue, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Fewster, 32 Moreland Road, Coburg, Victoria
Previous military servicenil (previous rejected for military service due to varicose veins)
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 13), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alice Yeoman FEWSTER. Native of Brunswick, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched out of 2nd Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 27 May 1916; marched into 6th Bn, Serapeum, 27 May 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 27 May 1916.

Promoted Company Sergeant Major, 22 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 August 1916, and admitted to Casualty Depot the same day (shrapnel wound, arm); transferred to No 4 General Hospital, Camiers, 4 August 1916; to England, 8 August 1916; to No 2 General Hospital, Brighton, 8 August 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 September 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 September 1916.

Marched out of No 2 Command Depot, 30 October 1916; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Wool, no date stated.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 5 March 1917; taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, 7 March 1917.

Selected to attend No 4 Officer Cadet Bn, 7 June 1917, and marched into No 4 Officer Cadet Bn, Oxford, England, the same day.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 27 September 1917, and posted to General Infantry Reinforcements.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 16 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 18 October 1917; taken on strength of 15th Bn, 22 October 1917.

On leave, 3 March 1918; rejoined unit, 19 March 1918.

Promoted Lieutenant, 14 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried, 6 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FEWSTER George Edward

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