George Howard LOCKYER MM

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LOCKYER, George Howard

Service Number: 223
Enlisted: 6 March 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 25 December 1883
Home Town: Croydon, Ashfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Commercial traveller
Died: Killed in Action, France, 30 July 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Plot III, Row O, Grave No. 18
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 223, 20th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, New South Wales
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 223, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 223, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
16 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 223, 20th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
30 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 223, 20th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"...223 Private George Howard Lockyer, 20th Battalion from Croydon, NSW. A 30 year old commercial traveller prior to enlisting on 6 March 1915, he embarked for overseas with A Company from Sydney on 25 June 1915 aboard HMAT Berrima (A35). While serving with the 20th Battalion at Gallipoli, he was awarded a Military Medal for bravery during the evacuation. Cpl Lockyer proceeded to France with the battalion and was killed in action at Pozieres on 30 July 1916. He is buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France.." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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