George Lionel Damon
Name George Lionel Damon
Number Private 3814
Battalion 22nd Battalion
Place of Birth Nagambie
Next of Kin His father, Francis Edgar Damon of Mine Road Korumburra. His father and his mother Sarah Damon gave permission for him to enlist.
Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 29/7/1915
Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 10 months 5’8”, 148 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair
Religion Church of England
Date and place of death
He was wounded in action at on April 10th 1918 and died 5 days later at Doullens.
Location of grave or memorial
He was buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension 1
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He seems to be associated with Korumburra
- 29/7/15 Enlisted in Melbourne
- 8/2/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Warilda
- 27/3/16 He embarked for Marseilles from Alexandria
- 27/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
- 22/9/17 He was appointed Lance Corporal
- 18/10/17 He became a private at his own request
- 10/4/18 He was wounded in action and died five days later.
- 17/2/19 His mother received a letter stating that the ship Barunga bringing effects of soldiers back to Australia was ‘sunk by enemy action’.
- His effects consisted of letters, photos, cards, pipe, religious book, pouch, badges, mirror, note book and knife
- Sarah asked for a photograph of his grave.