George Lionel Damon

Damon-GName    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

Occupation  Contractor

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

Military History

  • 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. 

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