George Leslie (Les) TREVELLIAN


TREVELLIAN, George Leslie

Service Number: 155
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, 55th Cadets, Collingwood
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia, December 1894
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer
Died: 2nd Battle of Krithia, 8 May 1915, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
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17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 155, 6th Infantry Battalion, 55th Cadets, Collingwood
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 155, 6th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 155, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

Cpl George Leslie TREVELLAN

From Peter Barnes, Australia and NZ in WWI

last night I was looking at some old newspapers online and came upon a page which had in memoriam of 'The Anzac Heroes' where people could remember their loved one killed.

There was one from the mother and father of George Leslie Trevellian. He was killed in action during the second Battle of Krithia, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, on the 8th of May, 1915.

He is the soldier on the left on the photograph on this post.

I searched around and found more remembering the anniversary of his death in 1932, 1937 and another one in 1943. I took copies of each year and I will post the 1932 one in the comments section below. Of course, the remembering of the WW2 dead took over the 1943 newspaper page.

Here are the words for 1932...

The Age (Melbourne) 7th May, 1932...

TREVELLAN. – In loving memory of our dearly loved youngest son, Sergeant George Leslie Trevellian, officially reported killed in action on the 8th May, 1915, loved brother of Will (returned) and Elsie; also his loved comrades – Private Jack Schofield and Private Frank Newbegin. Our dear Les.
Till memory fades and life departs
You’ll live for ever in our hearts
-Inserted by his loving mother and father, Youngman street, Preston.

I believe his 'loved comrades' also died.

He has no known grave but the Australian War Memorial has a number of his possessions from the war including his identity tag.

What I can figure out in the newspaper, is those that died at Gallipoli were 'Anzacs', and those that died on the Western Front had another memoriam section, and no 'Anzacs'. It seems, back in the old days 'Anzacs' were those that were at Gallipoli and those on the Western Front didn't get the same title.

Lest We Forget.

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