George Alfred ARTHUR

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ARTHUR, George Alfred

Service Number: 2032
Enlisted: 7 April 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenburnie, Mount Gambier, South Australia, 15 May 1887
Home Town: Wail, Victoria
Schooling: Wail South State School, Victoria
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action , In the Field, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dimboola Memorial High School WWI Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

7 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
25 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2032, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2032, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres

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Biography

Father William Arthur and Mother Eliza (nee DUNN), Glenburnie, Mount Gambier, South Australia

Brother #2031 Herbert John ARTHUR, 38th Battalion, killed in action, 13 October 1917.

Described on enlisting as 29 years old; single
Methodist.

7/4/1916         Enlisted in Melbourne

25/9/1916       Embarked from Melbourne onboard the HMAT A9 Shropshire
                       38th Battalion, 3rd reinforcements

 

 

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13/10/1917    Killed in action - Passchendaele

buried in:       No known grave
                      Commemorated in  The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
                                                      Panel 25, Belgium

Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan. 22/10/2014.  Lest we forget.

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