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George Gordon Everett

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • British operations North West Frontier 1907-1914; 1917-1917 Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
Captain George Gordon Everett - Captain British Indian Army 67th Punjabis 2nd Battalion. Killed in action near Fort Nili Kach in an ambush of a 80 camel convoy of which he was part of the escort -  by Mahsud Tribesmen 1 May 1917.

Captain George Gordon Everett

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    George Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Everett AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 November 1884 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
    18 November 1884. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, NZ. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    First child (of 12) of Albert and Ada Everett. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Pre 1905 AWMM Pokororo, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Address of George's father - Albert Everett. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Family papers
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 A. Everett (father), Pokororo, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Father - Albert Everett - apple orchadist, Pokororo.
      George's mother Ada nee Gordon died at Nelson in 1906. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Family papers
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • British operations North West Frontier 1907-1914; 1917-1917 Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
  • Campaign
    Against Pashtun (Pathan) tribes Mohmand 1908; Mahsud 1917 Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
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    Army AWMM
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    Served 1904-1917 British Imperial Army - India. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • 1913 Promoted to Captain 67th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
    • 1914 Transferred to Burma Military Police. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
    • 1914-1917 : Based Mandaly & Schwebo Burma Military Police Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
    • 1917 : 29 April returned to 67th Punjabis at NW Frontier. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers
    • 1917: 1 May Killed in Action - ambush near Fort Nili Kach. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 11 December 2015 - Family Papers

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Eldest son of Ada and Albert Everett.

      Head of the School at Nelson College.

      Seven children served from the same family in WW1: three sisters were serving as nurses Claire (22/538) and Dorothy (22/537), and Viola (AIF ); three brothers George Gordon Everett, Gerald Gordon Everett(2/215) Frank Gordon Everett (2/2117) and step-brother, Ralph Watson served as soldiers. AWMM
    • George Everett always had ambitions to be a career soldier and served in the Military Cadets at Nelson College.
      1904 - George Everett receives a commission with the British Imperial Army - firstly serving with the 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's Own) - a British regiment stationed in India.
      1907 - Joins the 67th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion in the North West Frontier (border of India & Afghanistan - now Pakistan). George would serve 9 years with the 67th Punjabis and in 1913 was promoted to Captain.
      1914 - Transferred to Burma Military Police and would be stationed at Mandaly and Schwebo.
      1917 - Recalled to 67th Punjabis - due to a shortage of Officers in the Battalion. 3 days later Captain Everett was killed in an ambush of a camel supply convoy - by Mahsud Tribesmen - near Fort Nili Kach where the battalion was stationed. Captain Everett is buried at Fort Nili Kach. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Military papers
    • Captain George Everett was the grand son of former Nelson Mayor - Edward Everett. (1820-1904).

      3 of George's brothers (Gerald; Frank and step brother Ralph Watson) as well as 3 of George's
      sisters (Viola; Claire & Dorothy) served in World War 1. Gerald, Frank and Ralph as artillery gunners in France; Viola with the AIF Nursing service in Egypt and Claire & Dorothy as NZ Nursing sisters - England. Step-brother Ralph Watson was killed in action at The Somme October 1916. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Family
    • George Everett was an Old Boy of Nelson Boys College - which he attended from 1900-1904.
      He excelled at Nelson College - both academically and on the sports field:
      Member of the XV - 1901-1904 (Team Captain : 1904); Member of XI - 1903-1904.
      He was a Lieutenant in the College (Military) Cadets and was Head of School in 1904. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 12 December 2015 - Nelson College Old Boys Association.
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Death

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  • Death
    1 May 1917 AWMM
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  • Date of death
    1 May 1917. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Military papers
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Near Fort Nili Kach - North West Frontier (now Pakistan). Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Military papers
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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    Fort Nili Kach - North West Frontier. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 6 December 2015 - Military papers
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Nelson Evening Mail , 5 May 1917, Page 4 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Captain George G. Everett - 67th Punjabis - is believed to be the only New Zealander to be commemora Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 10 December 2015 - Family Papers.
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Delhi Memorial (India Gate) AWMM
    • Nelson College Scriptorium, 67 Waimea Road, Nelson AWMM

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20 June 2017JeniferWairarapa Other relative
08 December 2015AnneMotueka, New ZealandResearcher
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