George Rothwell SEAGER

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SEAGER, George Rothwell

Service Number: 62
Enlisted: 21 October 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Willowgrove, Victoria, 12 September 1897
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Pultney Street Boys' School
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915, aged 17 years
Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Auburn Primary School WW1 Honor Roll, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Tanunda Roll of Honor, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 62, 9th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Karroo embarkation_ship_number: A10 public_note: ''
11 Feb 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 9th Light Horse Regiment
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 62, 9th Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography

"GALLANT YOUNG SOLDIER.

Mr. George Rothwell Seager, who was killed in action on August 8, joined the 9th Light Horse on his return home from taking part in the naval action against German New Guinea last spring. He came of a fighting stock. His grandfather (the late Lieut.-Gen. Edward Seager, C.B.), then a young lieutenant of Hussars, brought back, though severely wounded himself, the only unbroken squadron from the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. The deceased soldier was only 17 years of age, and had recently been promoted to sergeant. He was killed in action on the same day as his gallant leader - Col. A. Miell." - from the Adelaide Register 28 Aug 1915 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Killed at Galliipoli 7 August 1915.  he had two brother who both returned Edward and Major HWH Seager MC.  His mother Mrs Seager helped establish the Cheer-up Hut in Adelaide.