Sir George Coutts LIGERTWOOD

Badge Number: S11590, Sub Branch: unley

LIGERTWOOD, George Coutts

Service Number: 62110
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Maylands, South Australia, 15 October 1888
Home Town: Mitcham, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Public, University of Adelaide (BA: 1908, LLB: 1910)
Occupation: solicitor, judge, barrister, university chancellor & soldier
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 13 October 1967, aged 78 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Members of the Legal Profession & Students at Law WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, SA Caledonian Society Soldiers Memorial WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

6 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 62110, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements
6 Aug 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 62110, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, SS Gaika, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 62110, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Sir George Coutts Ligertwood (1888-1967), judge, was born on 15 October 1888 at Maylands, Adelaide, third child of William Leith Ligertwood, a builder from Scotland, and his native-born wife Margaret, née Anderson....

On 6 May 1918 Ligertwood enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force; he was undergoing training in England when World War I ended. He returned to South Australia in 1919 and was a partner in the firm Baker, McEwin, Ligertwood & Millhouse.


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George Ligertwood son, William Ligertwood was named after George's father, William Leith Ligertwood. He served in World War Two and died of his wounds in 1940 in Egypt. To see his RSL-VWM profile Click Here (/explore/people/16661)