George Todd

First Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Todd
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, November 10, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

George Todd (Service No 1364) was born in Belfast, Ireland, around 1887.

In 1913 he married Florence Mackie in Sydney and they had one child.

At enlistment George 27 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived at Thirroul, N.S.W.

He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A35 Berrima with 1st Reinforcements, 13th Battalion, on 22nd December 1914.  When he arrived in Egypt, George was posted to D Company and went with them to Gallipoli, landing on 25th April.  While there he was admitted to hospital sick a number of times and was eventually evacuated to hospital in Malta on 16th September 1915.  He was then sent to hospital in England and finally returned to his unit in Egypt.

Geoge was sent on to France and saw service on the Western Front until 31st August 1916 when he was wounded in action.  He returned to his unit on 6th February 1917.

On 2nd March 1917 he was wounded a second time but it was a minor wound and was back on duty the same day.

On 9th March 1917 George was promoted to Lance Corporal.

On 11th April 1917, 13th battalion was fighting at Bullecourt and George was listed as missing.  Later advice from Germany was he had been taken prisoner.  He was repatriated to England on 26th December 1918. \

George was returned to Australia in March 1919 and was discharged on 2nd July 1919. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TODD GEORGE

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