George TOSTEVIN

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TOSTEVIN, George

Service Number: 1030
Enlisted: 5 October 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company
Born: Guernsey, Channel Islands, 1892
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fitter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 5 May 1917
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Officers of the 12th Battalion Pictorial HR
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1030, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1030, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Hobart embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1030, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
26 Apr 1915: Wounded Private, SN 1030, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli, GSW (head)
28 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
15 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
12 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 3rd Machine Gun Company
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 1st Machine Gun Company
5 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 1st Machine Gun Company, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Lieutenant George Tostevin, 12th Battalion from Guernsey, Channel Isles, United Kingdom. A 22 year old fitter prior to enlisting in the AIF on 6 October 1914, he embarked for overseas as a Private (service number 1030) with D Company from Hobart, Tasmania on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Geelong. After joining the 12th Battalion in Egypt, he deployed to Gallipoli where he was wounded in action and promoted to Second Lieutenant on 28 April 1915 and to Lieutenant on 15 October 1915. In December 1915 he undertook machine gun training and served in the Middle East. After arriving in France in April 1916, he was seconded to duty with the 3rd and 1st Machine Gun Companies and was promoted to Major on 1 March 1917. He died of wounds on 5 May 1917 during an attack on the Hindenburg Line and is buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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