Albert George (George) ARTHUR

Badge Number: 80982, Sub Branch: Riverton

ARTHUR, Albert George

Service Number: 220
Enlisted: 22 October 1914, Enlisted at the Adelaide CBD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Giles Corner, South Australia, Australia, 10 December 1895
Home Town: Giles Corner, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Giles Corner, Riverton, Wakfield, South Australia, Australia, 6 February 1948, aged 52 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Clare 9th Light Horse WW1 Memorial, Riverton Pictorial Honour Board, South Australian Garden of Remembrance , Tarlee & District Roll of Honor WW1, Tarlee War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Oct 1914: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 220, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at the Adelaide CBD
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 220, 9th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Karroo embarkation_ship_number: A10 public_note: ''
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 220, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
11 Oct 1915: Wounded Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 220, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Admitted to hospital in London,England
22 May 1918: Wounded Private, 220, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Admitted to the War Hospital Stratford-on-Avon England. Suffering from a gun shot wound to his right leg and a severe injury to his Fibula.
11 Nov 1918: Involvement 220
8 Apr 1919: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 220, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Charmindi Ranasinghe

Private Albert George Arthur was born on the 22nd October, 1894 at Giles Corner, South Australia, son to famer Thomas Arthur. Arthur had been working alongside his father at the time of his enlistment on the 22nd October, 1914 with the Australian Imperial Force.

Following enlistment, Arthur was placed in the newly formed 9th Light Horse regiment (also known as the 23rd Light Horse regiment) that was created in Adelaide, South Australia. His unit was dispatched to Melbourne between October 1914 to February 1915, where they received training. On the 11th of February, Arthur and his unit sailed from Melbourne embarking on the HMAT Karoo, arriving in Egypt on the 14th March, 1915.

On the 22nd of May, 1918, Arthur was admitted to the Stratford-On-Avon War Hospital in England’s West Midlands after being transferred from Field Hospitals after suffering a serious bullet wound to his right leg, severely injuring his Fibula. After spending 48 days in hospital, Arthur recovered from his injuries and, on the 9th July, returned to the front.

Arthur was discharged on the 8th of April 1919, where he went back to his home in Australia. On the 6th February, 1948, Arthur passed away at the age of 53, the causes of his passing are unknown.


Received the “1914/1915 Star” medal at Giles Corner on the 29th October 1920
Received the “British War” medal in May 1921
Received the “Victory” Medal at Giles Corner on the 22nd May 1923