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George Richard Waller


1st Pioneer Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: Mr. R. Waller
  • Plaque: 1035

Additional Info

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George Richard Waller was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a miner when he enlisted with the 1st Battalion, H Company on 18 August 1914 at the age of 28. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. He was admitted sick to hospital for illness (undefined) on 14 June 1915, re-joining his unit the next day. He was admitted to hospital again in September for varicose veins, sent to the No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital in Mudros on 15 September 1915, embarking for England from Malta per the Grampion. He spent the next few years off and on in hospital for various reasons, including trench feet and nephritis before receiving his discharge on 9 August 1917.
Tree No. 1035

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour