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George Craig

  • Service number
    • 861 AWMM
    • WWI 12/360 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • Pre WW1 New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
    • WW1 Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps, 1 Field Ambulance AWMM
  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Craig AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 861 AWMM
    • WWI 12/360 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    10 February 1871 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Edinburgh, Scotland AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Edinburgh, Scotland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • South Africa Medical practitioner AWMM
      Unknown military district AWMM
    • WW1 Medical practitioner AWMM
    • WW1 Physician and surgeon AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Medical practitioner AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 05 Aug 1914 Moresby Avenue, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Marton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • J Craig (father), Eastfield, Scotland AWMM
    • Mrs H.J. Craig (wife), Rata Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs H.J. Craig (wife), Rata Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 17 Feb 1900 Unknown Marital Status AWMM
    • Pre 16 Oct 1914 Married AWMM
      Married, 5 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • South Africa AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 861 AWMM
    • WWI 12/360 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO: London Gazette, 1 January 1919. Citation: "For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders." AWMM
    • Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill clasps) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Unknown AWMM
    • WW1 5 August 1914 AWMM
      Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • South Africa 29 AWMM
    • WW1 46 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    • Pre WW1 Vessel was Knight Templar AWMM
      Trooper AWMM
      3rd Contingent AWMM
      New Zealand Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
      Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
      Captain AWMM
      Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
      Main Body AWMM
    • WW1 15 November 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 68 or HMNZT 69 AWMM
      Vessel was Tahiti or Maunganui AWMM
      Major AWMM
      19th Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
      New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      12 stone AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 8 May 1915 at Gallipoli AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Stroke AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Pre WW1 1901 AWMM
      End of war AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
    • Surgeon-Captain AWMM
    • WW1 7 June 1919 AWMM
      End of war AWMM
      Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps, 1 Field Ambulance AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • March 1897 he and brother William worked as surgeons on a ship in the Pacific Islands and then became medical officers in the Cook Islands. George was elected to the Cook Islands parliament in 1898 as member for Atiu and Mitiaro.

    Early in 1900 volunteered for the Rough Riders, serving as a trooper with 3 NZ Contingent, 6 Company, and on 14 February transferred to the Medical Corps as a Surgeon Captain. Returned to the Cook Islands in 1901 but came to New Zealand shortly after.

    Married Hilda Johnstone Gudgeon

    After being wounded at Gallipoli in 1915, Craig returned to New Zealand, where he was transferred to the NZ Medical Corps. He was sent to Europe where he served as Commanding Officer (CO) of 1 NZ Field Ambulance from 23 October 1917 until the end of the war.

    Dr George Craig. Roderick Hammond unpublished biographical essay on file AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
    79 AWMM
  • Date of death
    17 June 1947 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Cremated AWMM
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  • Proud of yours and your brother William Bannerman Craig's contribution and distinguished service on both Gallipoli and the Western Front. William, also a medical doctor, was attached to the Australian Army's 22 Battalion, and was also awarded the DSO - Grahame Craig (Grandson)
    Public - Grahame David - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • 'Courage has many resting places' ... Great Granddad, we will remember you.
    Public - Ryan Wayth - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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27 October 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
24 April 2015Grahame DavidHamilton NZOther Relative
24 April 2015Ryan Wayth Auckland, New Zealand Other Relative