George VAUGHAN MC+Bar

VAUGHAN, George

Service Number: 306
Enlisted: 18 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Zeehan, Tasmania, 18 January 1895
Home Town: Ulverstone, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Teacher
Memorials: Lindisfarne Officers of the 12th Battalion Pictorial Honour Roll, University of Tasmania
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 306, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 306, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 306, 12th Infantry Battalion
1 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 12th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 12th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 12th Infantry Battalion
6 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
5 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
7 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Menin Road, In the attack on Polygon Wood 20-21 September 1917, he led his men with great dash in an attack on an enemy strong point, capturing two machine guns and ten prisoners. Later, he took command of his company, and dispslayed great initiative and gallantry under fire.
3 Jun 1919: Honoured Military Cross and bar, "The Last Hundred Days", During the operations east of Proyart, 23rd to 26th August 1918, when his company ame under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, and was somewhat disorganized, he quickly grasped the situation, reformed them into organized parties, and, later, when an attacking east of Carenne Wood he led his company with dash and courage, and fought many bomb fights along the communication trenches
19 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 306, 12th Infantry Battalion

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