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Cpl. George Norman Prentice MM.

Australian Imperial Forces 12th Australian Machine Gun Coy

from:Harrisville, Queensland

(d.19th Sep 1919)

George Prentice was one of three brothers and their father who served in WW1.

George served in France and Belgium, his movements during the war are recorded in his personal diary which has been passed down to me by my grandmother who was George's sister. George was awarded the Military Medal for action on the 8th of August 1918 which is described in the Australian Official War History. He was wounded in the attack on the Hindenberg Outpost Line on the 18th of September 1918 and died the next day. He is buried at the Brie British Cemetery.

George's youngest brother John Richard Prentice died of dysentery in Port Said on 1 October 1915. He served with 5 Light Horse. The other brother William Arthur Served with Second Light Horse on the Gallipoli Peninsula and in Egypt from 1915 - 1919 and returned to Australia. Their father John served with Second Remount Regiment in Egypt during 1916 and returned to Australia.th

Lester Jackson

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