George CARTWRIGHT VC

CARTWRIGHT, George

Service Number: 726
Enlisted: 16 December 1915, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: South Kensington, London, England, 9 December 1894
Home Town: Inverell, Inverell, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Natural Causes, Gordon, New South Wales, 2 February 1978, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Keith Payne VC Memorial Park, Winchelsea WWI Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 726, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 726, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 726, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Messines
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 726, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
3 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 726, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 726, 33rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
30 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 726, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
16 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

Cartwright, George (1894–1978)

by Anthony Staunton (adb.anu.edu.au)

This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography (adb.anu.edu.au), Volume 13, (MUP), 1993

George Cartwright (1894-1978), soldier, was born on 9 December 1894 at South Kensington, London, son of William Edward Cartwright, coach trimmer, and his wife Elizabeth, née Stracey. Migrating alone to Australia in 1912, George took a job as a labourer on a sheep station in the Elsmore district, near Inverell, New South Wales. On 16 December 1915 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and became an original member of the 33rd Battalion, formed in February 1916 as part of the new 3rd Division. In May he embarked for England where the division trained before moving to France in November.

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