• George Sheaves

Army / Flying Corps
  • 2nd Australian Division

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  • Birth

    Petersham, NSW, Australia

Stories and comments
    • George Kennedy Sheaves Story
    • Posted by djsheave, Wednesday, 22 June 2016

    Before the war George was a labourer and lived with his parents Alice and George at 'Beulah" 262 Albany Rd, Petersham, NSW where he was born on April 1898. He was 5" 5 3/4" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. George, Service Number 3931 Private, was killed in World War I with the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 12th Replacement AIF on 24 July 1916 near Pozieres, France at the age of eighteen and embarked Sydney on HMAT A7 "MEDIC" on 30 December 1915 after training in Alexandria, Egypt he disembarked the "TRANSYLVANIA" at Marseilles on 25 May 1916. He was decorated with the British War Medal, the 1914/18 Star and the Victory Medal. He is buried in France at 744 AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers - Plot XV, Row E, Grave 33. He enlisted on 12 August 1915 and he is remembered on Memorial Panel 34 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ACT, Australia. He was posthumously awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. He was a Roman Catholic and pupil of Christian Brothers, Lewisham.