MONTGOMERY, George Hewitt

Service Number: 6305
Enlisted: 2 May 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Pericarditis, 3rd Aus Aux Hospital, Dartford,United Kingdom, 19 December 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Section IV, Row H, Grave 9 Epitaph reads "In Memory Of The Dearly Loved Son Of Mr & Mrs Montgomery Of Melbourne"
Memorials: Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6305
11 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6305, 8th Infantry Battalion
11 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6305, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
8 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 6305, Gun Shot Wound to Face and right arm
27 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal
7 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 6305, Gassed
16 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1
19 Dec 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 6305, 8th Infantry Battalion
14 May 1919: Honoured Military Medal, On 31 August 1918, Montgomery was recommended for the Military Medal by Major General commanding the 1st Australian Division. The recommendation stated "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack at Jerleville Wood near Chuiges on 23rd August 1918. Soon after the advance started, Pvt Montgomery who was a member of the Lewis Gun team found himself the only member of the team left. Singlehanded he carried gun equipment and ammunition and kept up with the advance. When his part of the line was held up on two occasions he went forward with his gun working round and enfilading German machine guns and posts." Whilst the recommendation was made in August 1918, he was not awarded the Military Medal until 14 May 1919, after he had died.

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