George GOTT MM

GOTT, George

Service Number: 2929
Enlisted: 8 February 1916, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Howden, Yorkshire, England, 17 June 1886
Home Town: Bukkulla, Inverell, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer/Grazier
Died: Natural causes, Inverell, New South Wales, 10 August 1943, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Inverell Cemetery, NSW
Memorials: Inverell Bukkulla District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2929, Liverpool, New South Wales
9 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2929, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Sydney
9 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2929, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Dec 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2929, 30th Infantry Battalion, GSW (right buttock)
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2929, 30th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
28 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2929, 30th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
20 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2929, 30th Infantry Battalion

Military Medal Recipient

George was one of two men who was presented with the Military Medal. The citation reads -
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations of 26th, 27th, 28th August 1916 which led to the capture of Foucacourt and the advancing of our line beyond Estree. These men acted as Stretcher Bearers to the right attacking company and carried in the wounded during the whole three days with untiring energy.

During one period of the operations, they worked for 24 hours without rest, the major portion of which they were carrying under heavy shell and machine gun fire.

The remaining of the company stretcher bearers were wounded but these men carried on until the whole of the wounded had been brought in. They were both considerably shaken by shell fire during the early part of the attack, but by sheer determination they remained on duty until the Battalion was relieved when they were both in a thoroughly exhausted condition.

Signed. J Talbot Horne, Major General, Commanding 5th Australian Division.

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