George Leo TWIGHT


TWIGHT, George Leo

Service Numbers: 1435, 1516
Enlisted: 16 October 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli
Memorials: Watcham War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1435, 14th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1435, 14th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1435, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1516, 14th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mr. C.H. TWIGHT

Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Three of George's brothers also served - Private Charles Twight killed in action in 1918, Private Albert Charles, who died in 1922 post-war from effects of his service, and Private Leslie Norman Twight who returned to Australia safely.

George was the first of the four to enlist. Both parents were confirmed as deceased by the time medals were being distributed, their mother Ellen passing in 1906 and Henry in 1919.

George Twight suffered a bullet wound to the early foot early in May 1915 and was repatriated to Egypt before re-joining the hostilities in July. He was listed as Missing on August 8, 1915, and confirmed Killed In Action at an enquiry held at in August of the following year. One of the many who simply disappeared at Lone Pine.