George Henry TOWNSON

George Henry Townson Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Bootmaker
Enlisted
09-August-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
29
Status
Married
Service No
3950
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-December-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
30-May-1916
Place
Fromelles, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and P.A.F.S.O.A. Beaconsfield Lodge Honour Board.

Brother of 4248 Private Stanley Joseph Townson (KIA).

 

George Townson arrived in France in May 1916. Sixteen days later he was killed in action during an intense artillery bombardment near Fromelles.