George FORDHAM

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FORDHAM, George

Service Numbers: 3078, 3078A
Enlisted: 20 August 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1881
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Illness - Pneumonia, Crossen Prisoner Camp Hospital, Germany, 4 May 1918
Cemetery: Berlin South-Western Cemetery (& Italian Cemetery)
Plot X11, Row C, Grave 6 Died whilst Prisoner of War, Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Berlin, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3078, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3078, 25th Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3078, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
9 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 25th Battalion to the 47th Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir. 'A' added to his service number to prevent duplication
13 Oct 1917: Imprisoned Taken Prisoner while wounded with a shell wound to the lung and held in Limburg Prisoner of War Camp
13 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3078A, 47th Infantry Battalion, Shell wounds to the lungs
4 May 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3078A, 47th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Nexto f kin given as his brother William Fordham of Corns Street, Melton, QLD

13 October 1917 - taken prisoner of war having been wounded

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal