George Basil (Basille) LANCE

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LANCE, George Basil (Basille)

Service Numbers: 2871, 2871A
Enlisted: 13 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Casterton, Victoria, 1897
Home Town: Hamilton, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Hamilton Elementary School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 18 October 1917
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2871, Adelaide, South Australia
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2871, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2871, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
18 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2871A, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Basil LANCE was born in 1897 in Casterton, Victoria

His parents were Stephen LANCE & Charlotte Eva SCOTT

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His half brother Alexander William SCOTT also lost his life in 1917 in WW1 (see the Links for more information)