Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
Previous Service – 2 Years 88th Infantry Battalion
1/05/1916- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
29/05/1916- To 70 Depot Company as Private
21/06/1916- To 28th Battalion 17th Reinforcements Belmont WA
5/09/1916- To 27th Battalion 16th Reinforcements
29/12/1916- To 7th Training Battalion Rollestone England ex Australia
8/04/1917- Proceeded Overseas 2nd Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Rollestone ex Folkestone England
10/04/1917- Joined 28th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
5/06/1917- Admitted 56th Casualty Clearing Station in the field France ( Trench Fever ) ex 5th Australian Field Ambulance
30/06/1917- Rejoined 28th Battalion in the field France ex Sickness
2/10/1917- Wounded in Action France ( Severe Gunshot Wounds to Right Knee and Right Arm )
4/10/1917- Admitted 22nd General Hospital Camiers France ex 3rd Australian Field Ambulance ex 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station
13/10/1917- Evacuated/Admitted Norfolk & Norwich War Hospital Norwich England ex France
16/10/1917- Transferred to Prince of Wales Hospital Maylbone England ( Severe Multiple Gunshot Wounds – Right Leg amputated above Knee )
19/03/1918- Transferred to 2nd Aux Hospital Southall England
22/03/1918- Granted Leave England
3/04/1918- Re-admitted 2nd Aux Hospital Southall ex Leave
6/04/1918- Granted Leave England
20/04/1918- Re-admitted 2nd Aux Hospital Southall ex Leave
22/05/1918- Approval from AIF Headquarters London for Soldier’s Brother – 65- GEORGE, Pte. R. C. – 28th Battalion to accompany Invalid Brother on return to Australia on Hospital Ship ( Refer fuller details below )
24/05/1918- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England ex Hospital for Return to Australia
17/06/1918- Embarked England for Australia per ” Matatua ”
8/08/1918- Disembarked Fremantle, Western Australia
6/09/1918- Discharged from Service ( Permanently Medically Unfit )
Service Medals Awarded
British War Medal – No. 15046
Victory Medal – No. 14725
Brother also served in Great War 1914 – 1918
65- GEORGE, Pte. R. C. – 28th Battalion- Enlisted 18/09/1914 – Served Gallipoli and Western Front, Discharged 4/09/1918 ( Born & Living at Mornington Mills, Wokalup, WA on Enlistment).
Details of Approval for Brother to accompany Soldier on return voyage on Hospital Ship
14/11/1917- Letter written by Capt. GEORGE, A. W. ( Soldier’s Uncle ) – R. A. M. C. Special Medical Board, Caxton Hall, Westminster to Sir Newton Moore , K. C. M. G. ” I venture to write you respecting my 2 Nephews, Privates in the Australian Imperial Force.
My brother is Dr. I. GEORGE of Mornington WA, now a Captain in the A. A. M. C. at Karrakatta Camp WA. I think he is known to you.
The elder boy, Russell C. GEORGE enlisted in 1914 when 18 years old, served in Gallipoli, one of the original Anzacs, was wounded slightly and then developed Enteric Fever. In the recent fighting in France last month, he was again wounded, a bullet hit his right arm and broke the R. blade. He is now in Bethnal Green Military Camp.
The younger boy, Stanley P. GEORGE joined last year before he was 18. I hear officially that he is 22, and was very severely wounded on October 3/4 last. He has unfortunately lost his right leg above the knee and his right arm is very much injured. The humerus is fractured and the muscles and spinal nerve damaged. At one time it was feared that he would lose the right arm as well, but recent news is more hopeful. He is in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital at Norwich.
I appeal that the older boy may be granted leave to take his brother home when the time comes, and also to get a needed rest for himself after three years service “.
(This written Request was Approved ).