CALDER, George

Service Number: NX57044
Enlisted: 10 July 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, 18 February 1920
Home Town: Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Jivevaneng, New Guinea, 3 November 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: U. C. 13., Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, NX57044
10 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
10 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX57044, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1942: Involvement Private, NX57044, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
3 Nov 1943: Involvement Private, NX57044, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Pte George Calder previously served with 2/17 Bn during the El Alamein & Lae campaigns before KIA at Jivevaneng, New Guinea.