Geoge Stanley MASTERS

MASTERS, Geoge Stanley

Service Number: 496
Enlisted: 4 December 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia, 17 September 1895
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 20 September 1958, aged 63 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
ANGLICAN 3-194. 24.
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 496, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 496, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 496, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
9 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 20th Infantry Battalion
30 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 17th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 35th Infantry Battalion
3 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 496, 35th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, GSW back severe and gas poisoning
7 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 496, 35th Infantry Battalion, 2nd MD

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

Served during The Great War, now resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

62 years ago today, on the 22nd September 1958, Private George Stanley Masters, 35th Battalion (Reg No-496), assistant engineer and land surveyor from Kearsley, New South Wales, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 64. ANGLICAN 3-194. 24.

Born at Adamstown or New Lambton, New South Wales on the 17th September 1895 to George William and Bridget (Josephine?) Masters of Charlton Street, Cessnock, N.S.W.; husband of Maude Louise (Louisa) Masters nee Masters (cousin, married 24.4.1917 at the Register Office, Southwark, London, died 1955), George enlisted December 1915 at West Maitland, N.S.W.

Admitted to hospital 24.7.1916 (not stated), 14.2.1917 (bronchitis and laryngitis), 17.12 1918 (influenza), and wounded in action - 3.10.1917 (GSW back), 11.1.1918 (GSW back, severe, gas poisoning & asthma), George returned home September 1919, being discharged on the 7th November 1919.

Mr Master’s name has been inscribed on the Cessnock Citizens' Memorial (photos courtesy of David Harrower) and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

I have placed poppies at George’s gravesite to honour his service and sacrifice for God, King and Country.

Lest We Forget.