George Ryan #Q12547
By Marg Powel & Des Crump | 7 July 2017
Gunner George Ryan, The Queenslander Pictorial, 7 September 1918
Indigenous Australian George Ryan, Field Artillery & 4th Queensland Reinforcements, Egypt
George Ryan was born on Bowie Station, Pentland in 1886, he was employed as a labourer when he first enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) in Townsville in October 1915.
George was assigned to the Field Artillery Reinforcements, however he was discharged after being found guilty of overstaying home leave.
George Ryan re-enlisted in Charters Towers, in May 1918 and trained at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera, but did not embark for service overseas owing to the cessation of the war.
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- Service record: RYAN,George Q12547
- Service record: RYAN, George Q23574
- One of the soldiers featured in SLQ’s HistoryPin Collection
- Queensland’s Indigenous Servicemen [mp4, 12 mins]
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