Swainsbury, George: Service no. 53531

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Distinguished Conduct Medal entry may be in error. No record of a D.C.M. in soldiers service record.

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Article about soldier here.

Source: Ancestry.ca via Dawn Hueston.
Source: Ancestry.ca via Dawn Hueston.

LATE SERGT. G. SWAINSBURY D.C.M.

The distinguished conduct medal was awarded to the late Sergt. George Swainsbury, who was killed in action at St. Eloi in 1916, posthumously. The late Sergt. Swainsbury enlisted in October, 1914 and went overs with the original first battalion.

Note: Sergeant Swainsbury never served with the “first battalion”. He was promoted sergeant on November 4, 1914, just after his enlistment in later October.

Source: Ancestry.ca via Dawn Hueston.
Source: Ancestry.ca via Dawn Hueston.
Source: Ancestry.ca via Dawn Hueston.
News clipping Circa 1916 from an unknown news source.The top of the clipping has be damaged and the transcription is incomplete due to this. Source: Dawn Heuston.
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