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Cunningham G F   Pte   1904

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Cunningham G F    Pte   1904    George Francis        23 Inf Bn    21    Labourer    Single    C of E        

Address:    Kensington, Smith St, 44    

Next of Kin:    Cunningham, J C, 44 Smith St, Kensington    

Enlisted:    10 Jun 1915        

Embarked:     A64 Demosthenes 16 Jul 1915    

Awards: Military Medal


Pte. G. F. Cunningham, 23rd Battalion, son of Mr. J. Cunningham, 44 Smith street, Kensington, has been awarded the Military Medal. He enlisted on June 3, 1915, and has been twice wounded. 


ROLL OF HONOUR. (1918, August 22). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74606932


Private George Francis CUNNINGHAM

During the attack on VILLE-SUR-ANCRE on the 19th May, 1918, he showed the greatest dash moving from house to  house, and was responsible for killing and wounding many enemy troops.  His own Officer personally saw him attack five enemy troops, killing two and capturing three.  Subsequently he carried out some very fine bombing at great personal risk against the enemy in strongly held house.

Recommended for Military Medal




War Service Commemorated

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded

Regimental Register

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