George Sharpe ALLISS (ALLIES)


ALLISS (ALLIES), George Sharpe

Service Number: 4727
Enlisted: 12 November 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Morwell, Victoria, Australia, 1877
Home Town: Morwell, Latrobe, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Wounds, Flers, France, 23 July 1916
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Plot II, Row F, Grave 73
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4727, 23rd Infantry Battalion
12 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4727, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
6 Jan 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 7th Infantry Battalion, 15th reinforcements
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4727, 7th Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4727, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
20 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4727, 59th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, Gun shot wounds to chest & thigh
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4727, 59th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

The transcription of the Family name on the Embarkation Roll is incorrect. The Family name was corrected to accord to with the details within the Service Record - ALLISS. The correction was undertaken by the RSL Virtual War Memorial Chief Moderator, January 2017.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Sharpe ALLISS was born in Morwell, Victoria in 1877

His parents were John ALLISS and Marion Matilda SHARPE

He enlisted in Melbourne on 12th November, 1915 with the 23rd Infantry Battalion at Royal Park from 12.11.15 to 2.12.15 & also served with the 16th Depot Battalion in Bendigo from 2.12.15 to 6.1.16

He transferred to the 7th Infantry Battalion, 15th reinforcements on 6.1.16 and embarked from Melbourne on the HMAT Wiltshire on 7.3.16

George was wounded in action on 19th July, 1916 with gun shot wounds to his chest & thigh and was moved to the 8th Casualty Clearing Station in France where he died from his wounds on 23rd July, 1916 - he is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and he was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal.


Morwell Advertiser, 11th August, 1916 page 2



It is with deep regreat that we learn of the death of Private George Alliss, formerly of Morwell, who died on the 23rd July from wounds received whilst fighting against the enemy in France

The deceased soldier, who was a brother of Mrs. Jos. Kaye of Morwell Bridge, was well known and most highly respected throughout the district, and deep sympathy is expressed for bereaved relatives.

A few years ago deceased sold his property here and settled in Western Australia for a time, but some months ago he returned to Morwell and shortly after enlisted

Details regarding his death are not yet to hand, a message simply being received that he had died from wounds.