George William MOWAT MM

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MOWAT, George William

Service Numbers: 465, V5504
Enlisted: 11 March 1915, Colac, Victoria
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Cressy, Victoria, Australia, 11 August 1895
Home Town: Cressy, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Cressy State School
Occupation: Carrier/Driver
Died: Killed in Action, Sanananda, Papua New Guinea, 30 December 1942, aged 47 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cressy & District War Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 465, Colac, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 465, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 465, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
9 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 465, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 465, 58th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW (thigh)
29 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
18 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 465, 58th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

22 Aug 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN V5504, Royal Park, Victoria
24 Aug 1940: Promoted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Sergeant
30 Dec 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Warrant Officer Class 2, SN V5504, 39th Infantry Battalion AMF, Buna / Gona / Sanananda "The Battle of the Beachheads" - New Guinea

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