The AIF Project

George SEAGER

Regimental number62
Place of birthWillowgrove, Victoria
Place of birthMoe, Victoria
Other NamesSEAGER, George Routhwell
SchoolPulteney St Boys School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressMitchell Street, Goodwood Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMrs A Seager, Mitchell Street, Goodwood Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the Royal Australian Navy; resigned. Served in New Guinea (Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 1914).
Enlistment date21 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli
Age at death17.10
Age at death from cemetery records17
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row A, Grave 18), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.' Parents: Clarendon and Alexandra SEAGER, Middlethorpe, Mitcham, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Major Harold William Hastings SEAGER MC, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 185 Pte Edward Clarendon SEAGER DCM, 4th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 7 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Killed in action, 7 August 1915 (bullet wound, head).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SEAGER George

Print format