Wyndham History

George Bunting Crilley (1895-1942)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

George Bunting Crilley (1895-1942)

Contributor

Date

1916

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

George Bunting Crilley

Birth Date

Service Number

2147

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

John H. Crilley
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

Kingsville Street,
Footscray

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Springvale Crematorium

Biographical Text

No.2147  George Bunting Crilley
War Service
George Bunting Crilley enlisted on 8 May 1916 and, after initial training, embarked on HMAT Orsova on 1 August 1916 for England. We was an engineer in the 59th Battalion.  He disembarked in Plymouth on 14 September 1916.  From there he was deployed to France, arriving in Etaples on 16 December 1916.

Over the following year, George was admitted to hospital numerous times due to psoriasis (skin disease) and severe otitis media (middle ear infection).

George returned to Australia on 11 January 1918 and was discharged, medically unfit due to otitis media, on 8 April 1918.

Medals and Entitlements:
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Bibliography

Ancestry.com

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

Trove
trove.nla.gov.au

Medals and Entitlements

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“George Bunting Crilley (1895-1942),” Wyndham History, accessed July 24, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2461.

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