George Stanley VANSTAN MC, MID

VANSTAN, George Stanley

Service Numbers: 1101, V69684
Enlisted: 26 September 1914, Enlisted at Castlemaine, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 23 February 1891
Home Town: Moyston, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: State School Teacher
Memorials: Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

26 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Castlemaine, Victoria
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Sergeant, 1101, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Sergeant, 1101, 5th Infantry Battalion
20 May 1916: Involvement Lieutenant, 46th Infantry Battalion
20 May 1916: Embarked Lieutenant, 46th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
9 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Captain, 46th Infantry Battalion, From 5th Battalion
17 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 46th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

World War 2 Service

5 Dec 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), V69684, Enlisted in Victoria. Rank of Major
31 Jan 1947: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), V69684, Discharged at Headquarters Southern Command with the rank of Major
Date unknown: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Major, V69684

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Vanstan and Martha Ann Vanstan nee Rudd of Moyston, Victoria. Brother of Francis Joseph Vanstan, Meritorious Service Medal, who returned to Australia on 29 June 1919 having served with the 7th Battalion.

Commenced return to Australia for the first time on 28 Janaury 1916 aboard HS Kanowna due to enteric

Commenced return to Australia on 28 February 1919 aboard HT Anchises disembarking on 5 March 1919

Medals: Military Cross, Mention in Despatches leaves, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1920c George married Florinda Catherine Henderson in Victoria

In 1933 while headmaster at Stratford School his house was robbed and among the article that were stolen were  his war medals.