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George Sneddon


2nd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Robur
  • Planted By: Miss A. Sneddon
  • Plaque: 2142

Additional Info

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George Oswald Sneddon was born in Ballarat and was a Jeweller by trade when he enlisted in the 29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement on 19 February 1916 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916 and sailed to Egypt as a driver with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. While in Egypt he was hospitalised at Mena suffering from an unspecified fracture. On July 23rd 1915 he landed at Gallipoli but two months later was evacuated to hospital at Malta suffering from dysentery. In early 1916 he reached England, where on May 10th, he married 18 year old Florence Wells. In November 1917 he was moved to France with the 1st Division Ammunition Column. His remaining time in the army was punctuated by AWL charges, but on December 20th 1919, with Florence and their two children, he sailed on the Runic to return to Australia which he reached in February 1920.
Tree No. 2142

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour