condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Richard George

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright res … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    George AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Eldred George AWMM
    • Dred George AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3533 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    1899 AWMM ScottsdaleTasmania AWMM
  • Date of birth
    17 March 1891 Public - Terese - Other relative - 2 April 2017 - family birthday book and Tas birth records
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Born Eldred Edwin George 17th and youngest child of Thomas and Elizabeth George Public - Terese - Other relative - 2 April 2017 - Family oral history
  • Address before enlistment
    Zetland Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Clara George (sister), 26 Aro Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Married Sophia Henrietta Weinert 1910 Scottsdale Public - Terese - Other relative - 2 April 2017 - Family oral history and Tas Federation Index


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3533 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Bushman Public - Terese - Other relative - 2 April 2017 - Enlistment papers
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
    • Son of Mr. T. George, of Herberton, Cairns, North Queensland, Australia.

      Frederick Arthur George (eldest son) left Tasmania with his three younger brothers James Christopher and Eldred for New Zealand in 1900. Fred and his second brother were tradesmen and the two younger boys worked as labourers in New Zealand. The brothers were later joined by two sisters Miss Clara and Miss Emily George. Clara married Mr Bourke and had 1 son and 2 daughters still possibly alive in New Zealand. It is believed Emily married ME Hillier.

      A labourer Labourer to Tradesmen brothers, leather craftsman at the time of enlistment

      Eldred married a German in New Zealand and she became pregnant a week before his departure for the war. The child was a son and the family believe that Eldred's wife was possibly interned during the war.

      Family believe Eldred used the forename Richard on enlistment because he was underage age.

      According to his family the wounds he died from were received during non-action body recovery.

      Medals have been issued to Eldred George's family in New Zealand.

      Taken from information provided by Mr K G B McTavish (grand nephew)

      Enlisted as Richard and increased age at enlistment AWMM
    • Richard (Eldred Edwin) was the youngest of 17 children. He had 11 brothers and 5 sisters. The second son James Thomas was my great grandfather. I have never heard that he went to NZ and by 1900 he was married with three children. He died in 1910, before Eldred left Scottsdale.

      While I have heard that Eldred, Emily (Mrs Peters) and Clara (Mrs Bourke) went to New Zealand, i am not aware of any others in the family going.
      I believe that Thomas George moved to Herberton Nth Queensalnd after the death of his wife. His son Frederick Arthur was living there.

      Eldred and Sophia had a son Julius born in 1910.

      Eldred was 25 yrs of age at the time of his death. Public - Terese - Other relative - 2 April 2017 - Family oral history and Tasmanian BDM records
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    1 July 1916 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM II. E. 111. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Richard George by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Richard George

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
02 April 2017TereseBlackmans BayOther relative
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.