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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

Private G J Prior is identified as being in this group of 7 Inf Bn Reinforcements,

about to board the Ballarat, 19 February 1917. http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/PB0214


Prior G J        Pte    7299    George James              7 Inf Bn    31    Shipping clerk    Married    C of E        Address:    Moonee Ponds, Gladstone St, 32   

Next of Kin:    Prior, C J, Mrs, wife, 32 Gladstone St, Moonee Ponds   

Enlisted:    29 Mar 1916       

Embarked:     A70 Ballarat 19 Feb 1917 torpedoed   


The transport HMAT Ballarat after being torpedoed by a German submarine off the

southern English coast on 25 Apr 1917. In the background a British destroyer is

standing by to take the troops.  http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/C01592 AWM Collection.


War Service Commemorated

St Thomas' Anglican Church


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