George Podger

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Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown Aug 1872
Place of Birth Morrisons, Victoria
Death 1936
Place of Death Williams, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 43 years, 11 months
Description 5' 11" (1.80m) tall, weight 153 lbs (69.4 kg); fresh complexion, blue eyes, and tan hair.
Occupation carpenter
Religion Church of England
Address River road, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife Mrs Grace Podger
Military Information
Reg Number W762
Date of Enlistment 10 Jul 1916 - 13 Oct 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
Date of Embarkation Did not leave Australia


Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1910 -1914 with Grace at 160 Forrest street, East Fremantle, a carter; 1916 orchardist living in River road Kelmscott with wife Grace.

War Service

Enlisted shortly before news of his son Keith's death arrived. Initially identified for the 8th reinforcement draft for the 51st Battalion, he was later changed to the 7th draft before news of Keith's death arrived. Subsequently discharged on 13th October 1916 at his own request, having paid for kit issued to him.

Post War

1925 still with Grace in River road, Kelmscott.

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