George James PATCHING

Badge Number: 30635

PATCHING, George James

Service Number: 26236
Enlisted: 6 January 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide,SA
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 18 March 1894
Home Town: Hynam, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Laborer
Died: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 26 August 1970, aged 76 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mount Gambier Lake Terrace Cemetery
Memorials: Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 26236, 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Enlisted at Adelaide,SA
1 Aug 1916: Involvement Driver, 26236, 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
1 Aug 1916: Embarked Driver, 26236, 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
15 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , From 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
26 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, 26236, 14th Field Artillery Brigade
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Corporal, 26236
29 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Bombardier, 26236, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 4th Military District. Rank was Acting Bombadier
Date unknown: Wounded 26236

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Patching and Elizabeth Patching nee Howard of Hynam, SA. Brother of John George Patching. Next of kin given as his step-mother Mary Patching also of Hynam, SA

On 3 August 1927 George married Reubena Ethel Gaskin in St Paul's Church, Mt Gambier, SA. Father of Mavis Irene Patching and Leslie George Patching

Commenced return to Australia on 2 June 1919 aboard HT Beltana disembarking on the 15 July 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal