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Number Lance Corporal 496

Battalion 22nd Battalion, B Company

Place of Birth Melbourne

Next of Kin His father, James George Wyeth
"Kurramja" Western Australia, then 31 Park St StKilda,
951 Hay St Perth and 11 Fawkner St
South Melbourne. Single man

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 30/1/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 24 years 10 months,
5'5" 9 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Religion Church of England

Occupation bookkeeper

Date and place of death

He died of wounds received near Armentieres on 23/6/1916 at the Number 2 Casualty Clearing Station

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Nord

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was the brother of Cal Wyeth of �Pine Lodge� Inverloch

Military History

He attended All Saints Grammar School East St Kilda
George Melbourne Wyeth was the brother of Calvert Wyeth of Pine Lodge Inverloch
30/1/15 Enlisted in Melbourne
10/5/15 embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses
30/8/15 He proceeded to join the Gallipoli campaign
9/10/15 Hospitalized with diarrhea at the 6th Australian field ambulance
10/10/15 He went to Malta suffering from dysentery on the H S Assaye
16/10/15 He went to Wandsworth on the Carisbook Castle
23/10/15 He arrived in England and spent 4 months recovering in England
5/3/16 He rejoined his unit in Alexandria travelling from England on The Kingston
19/3/16 He left Alexandria
26/3/16 He arrived in Marseilles
6/5/16 His account was debited for the loss of a water bottle charged 2.44 francs
22/6/16 He suffered multi shell wounds consisting of fractured legs and severe head injuries
23/6/16 He died of wounds at 2.30 am at the Number 2 casualty clearing station
His effects consisted of an identity disc, purse, letters, 14 coins, 2 note books, belt, diary, pack of cards, cotton bag and book of psalms
Also 2 brushes, pipe in case, a pair of gloves, chevron, handkerchief, cards, scissors, hymn book
In 1922 Cal Wyeth was authorized by his father to collect the memorial plaque
In 1967 Cal Wyeth applied for his Anzac medal.


WYETH, George

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