BARDON, George

Service Number: 3446
Enlisted: 28 October 1916, Cairns, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Atherton, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Pneumonia, King George V Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 13 October 1918
Cemetery: Grangegorman Military Cemetery
(Roman Catholic, No. 2),
Memorials: Atherton War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kuranda State School, Malanda Eacham Memorial Gates, Peeramon and District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3446, Cairns, Queensland
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3446, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3446, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
13 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3446, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 13th October.....Private George Bardon was born in 1892 in Cairns, Queensland. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 28th October, 1916 as a 24 year old Farmer from Peeramon, Queensland.

Private George Bardon embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Ayrshire (A33) on 24th January, 1917 with the 47th Infantry Battalion, 9th Reinforcements & disembarked at Devonport, England on 12th April, 1917. He was posted to 12th Training Battalion at Codford, Wiltshire then proceeded to France on 16th July, 1917. Private Bardon joined 47th Battalion in Belgium on 4th August, 1917.

Private George Bardon was transferred to 48th Battalion from 47th Battalion on 28th May, 1918.
Private George Bardon was admitted to Central Military Hospital (King George V Hospital), Dublin, Ireland on 11th October, 1918, whilst on leave in the United Kingdom.

Private George Bardon died at 9 pm on 13th October, 1918 at King George V Hospital, Dublin, Ireland from Pneumonia. He was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland where 6 other WW1 Australian Soldiers & an Australian serving with the NZ Forces are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)