Also known as
- South African 861 AWMM
- WWI 12/360 AWMM
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- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 9 1/2 inches AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period 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
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 Roderick Hammond unpublished biographical essay on file AWMM
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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
- Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
- Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
- Information kindly provided by family AWMM
Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 158 AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
45: 21 AWMM
|27 October 2015||Lorraine M||Gisborne, NZ||Researcher||
|24 April 2015||Grahame David||Hamilton NZ||Other Relative||
|24 April 2015||Ryan Wayth ||Auckland, New Zealand ||Other Relative||
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