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Born in Ballarat, George Alfred Lavars was a single 22 year old tailor at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 17th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on the 29th of December 1915.
On the 10th of August 1916 George was promoted to Corporal, and then to Sergeant on the 24th of November 1916.
George was wounded in action on the 20th of September 1917. He was invalided to England on the 26th of September, and admitted to the Colchester General Military Hospital with a severe gunshot wound to his thigh. He was transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital on the 8th of October 1917, and rejoined his battalion on the 10th of October 1918.
George returned to Australia on the 14th of May 1919 and was discharged on the 6th of July 1919.
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