George WELCH

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WELCH, George

Service Number: 1504
Enlisted: 7 January 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yea, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: labourer
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen, At sea on board HS Rewa, 2 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Rev. V.L. Keelan officiated Panel 25
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1504, 5th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1504, 5th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1504, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
2 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1504, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin given as his brother Charles Welch of Kensington, Victoria. Also brother of James Welch of Morwell, Victoria and Jean Welch of Carlton, Victoria

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