Nightingale, George Albert
Born 1897 Strahan Tasmania the son of George Edward and Mary Nightingale (nee Garside) a carpenter he embarked Brisbane 29th June 1915 on board “HMAT Aeneas” with the 26th Infantry Battalion.
He was killed in action 11th December 1916 at Flers when he was hit and mortally wounded by machine gun fire and fell into a shell hole. His body was not recovered and like others with no known grave he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Four Queenstown soldiers – left to right
Cpl Nightingale, Pte Albert Best, Pte Allison and Bugler W J Miller
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