George Henry Trekardo

September 6, 2015

TREKARDO, George Henry- – – – SPC ?

DoB:- – c1894, Ballarat, VIC

Father:- – John Henry Trekardo, Service Street, Ballarat

Mother:- – Elizabeth, nee Lindsay

Service No:- 1003

Rank:- – Private

Unit:- – 39th Battalion

George Henry Trekardo enlisted on 29 January 1916, aged 22 years and five months. He was a single man, and his occupation was Printer. He had been apprentice to J Fraser in Ballarat for seven years. George was five feet, eight and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

He embarked from Australia on 27 May 1916, and travelled to England. Five months after his arrival, in October 1916, he faced the charge of being Absent Without Leave (AWL) from midnight on 16 October to 10am on 17 October 1916. He was admonished, and had to forfeit one days’ pay.

In November 1916 he proceeded overseas from UK to France. Within a month he was hospitalised with diarrhoea. He rejoined his unit on 6 January 1917. On 7 June 1917 he was wounded in the field and suffered from severe gas poisoning. He was hospitalised for over six months, finally being fit enough to return to his unit on 13 January 1918.

On 27 May 1919 he was returned to Australia aboard the Rio Pardo.

The College could find no record of George having married. He died on 31 May 1962, aged 68. He was buried at the Springvale Cemetery, Victoria.