George Rawdon Ffrench (Boy) NOBBS

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NOBBS, George Rawdon Ffrench

Service Numbers: 162, 659
Enlisted: 25 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Whitton, New South Wales, 5 September 1895
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Hereford House School, Glebe
Occupation: School teacher
Died: Killed in Action, Bir el Abd, Egypt, 9 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Row B, Grave 80
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 162, Sydney, New South Wales
21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 162, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 162, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 659, 1st Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
9 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 659, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Romani

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Biography

George Rawdon Ffrench NOBBS was born in 1895 in Hay, NSW

His parents were (Reverend) George Rawdon Ffrench NOBBS and Emily Harriet CAPRON

George  served for 6 weeks as a Trooper in the Light Horse at Inverell prior to enlisting on 25th September 1914 with the Australian Army - he was with the 6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron - Unit embarked from Sydney on the ship Suevic on 21st December 1914

He was Killed in Action on the Battlefield towards Bir el Abd, Sinai Peninsula and was initially buried in the battlefield - later he was moved to the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

 

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