George Henry PRENTICE

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PRENTICE, George Henry

Service Number: 3933
Enlisted: 9 July 1915, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Long Gully State School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Gold miner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 June 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bendigo, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3933, 5th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3933, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3933, 5th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
14 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3933, 5th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
11 Dec 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3933, 5th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, SW to left wrist and face sustained at Gueudecourt. Evacuated to UK. Rejoined unit 17 October 1917.
14 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3933, 5th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
7 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3933, 5th Infantry Battalion, SW to abdomen sustained at Hazebrouck. Evacuated to 3rd Aust Field Ambulance however died of wounds the same day.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brothers:

3447 Pte Albert Charles PRENTICE, 50th Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1916;

5425 Driver James John Bowe PRENTICE, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 7 November 1915.