George AVERY

AVERY, George

Service Number: 2553
Enlisted: 14 June 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: Yorkeshire, England, 1897
Home Town: Porepunkah, Alpine, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farrier
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kew War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2553, Enlisted at Melbourne
26 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, 2553, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
26 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, 2553, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
13 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Transferred from the 7th Battalion to the 1st Pioneer Battalion
25 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 2553, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2553 awm_unit: 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-07-25

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Avery of 'Blue Hill' Ringwood, Vic.

Next of kin given as his sister Clara Shaw of 18 Rooney Street, Richmond, Vic. later of 201 High Street, Kew, Vic.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal