George Albert LANCASTER


LANCASTER, George Albert

Service Number: 1584
Enlisted: 17 December 1914, Enlisted at Lismore, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Penrith, New South Wales, 1895
Home Town: Casino, Richmond Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Kingswood Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Sawyer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row D, Grave 22 Chaplain F.G. Robertson officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Casino and District Memorial Hospital WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1584, Enlisted at Lismore, NSW
13 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1584, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1584, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard and Sarah Lancaster of Dyraaba Street, Casino, NSW; brother of Ernest Edward Lancaster who was killed in action on 17 October 1917 while serving with the 14th Field Artillery Brigade

19 May 1915 - to hospital with Measles

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

He had previously attempted to enlisted but had failed the riding test