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George Isaac Cuthbertson

Portrait of Corporal George Isaac Cuthbertson 13886 - Military Medal. R24184774, Archives New Zealand.

Portrait of Corporal George Isaac Cuthbertson 13886 - Military Medal. R24184774, Archives New Zealan …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Isaac AWMM
  • Surname
    Cuthbertson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13886 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 September 1892 Military Personnel File DunedinOtago Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
    22 September 1892 Public - Janette - Other relative - 14 April 2018 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Public - Janette - Other relative - 14 April 2018 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Eldest son of Isaac Cuthbertson and Susan Margaret Allen Public - Janette - Other relative - 14 April 2018 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Isaac Cuthbertson (father), Glenavy, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13886 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      London Gazette 16 August 1917, p8429, Rec No 759 During the attack on Messines Ridge on the 7th June 1917, this N.C.O. who through casualties, assumed the responsibilites of Sergeant, displayed great coolness, courage and wonderful ability in the command of men. His platoon had orders to dig a very dangerous communication trench through some captured territory which was under observation from the enemy and continually under fire. He, by his example and personality raised the jaded spirits of his men, accomplished the work expeditiously, and was very instrumental in suffering few casualties. The wounded he had cared for, and had them escorted to a dressing station. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Isaac and Margaret Cuthbertson, of Glenavy, Oamaru, New Zealand. AWMM
    • George was the eldest son of Isaac Cuthbertson and Susan Margaret Allen of Glenavy, South Canterbury, New Zealand. His siblings were Frank, Mabel, Allen, Lilian, Ivy Seddon, Moana and Juanita(Nita). George was born in Dunedin on 22 September 1892. George was educated at Pukeuri and Glenavy Primary Schools and Waimate High School. He trained at Dunedin Teachers College and was President of the Students Union. Public - Janette - Other relative - 14 April 2018 - Family papers and genealogy research
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About death

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  • Death
    9 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Caudry British Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM III. A. 1. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • A special Uncle who we never met but stories, memorabilia and photos have kept him close to us all by a remarkable Aunt/ Mother -This we treasurer -Marian Powell (Ramsay)
    Public - Marian Ivy - Other Relative - 5 May 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 September 2022NormHavelock NorthResearcher
14 April 2018JanetteTimaru, New ZealandOther relative
05 May 2015Marian IvyChristchurch, New ZealandOther Relative

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