George Thomas Bubear

First Name: 
George
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Bubear
Mother's Name: 
Georgina Bubear nee Murch
Father's Name: 
James Bubear
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, August 27, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 27, 1952
Details: 

George Bubear (Service No 160/1912) was born in Exeter, England in February 1890.

At the time of enlistment George was single, 23 years of age, employed as a labourer, resided in Coledale, NSW and had previously served 4 years with the 7th Welsh Territorials.

George embarked on HMAT A19 - Afric with the 1st Battalion, A Company among the first contingent on 18 October 1914.  He arrived in Egypt in December 1914 and arrived at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April 1915.

George was promoted to Lance Corporal on 28 August 1915 and remained with his Unit on the Gallipoli Peninsula for the duration.  He arrived in France on 28 March 1916 and gained rapid promotion during the Somme Campaign.

George was promoted to Corporal on 7 August 1916 and then Sergeant on 13 August 1916.  On 26 October he was promoted to Company Quarter Master Sergeant and remained at that rank until the War ended.  He was not wounded but he was admitted to hospital on 23 March 1917 with trench fever.

George was returned to duty on 2 June 1917.   He returned to Australia in October 1918 for Special 1914 leave and was discharged on 3 February 1919.

On 25 June 1919 George re-enlisted with Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force and embarked on the Melusia as a Private soldier for service in Rabaul, New Guinea on 15 July 1919.

His brother Frederick Bubear (Service No 1913) served in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force along-side George.

George returned to Australia as an Corporal in 1921 and was medically discharged suffering from Malaria on 15 April 1921.

In 1929 he married Alice Crook.

George died in 1952 and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery, NSW.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BUBEAR G T

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