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George James CARSTAIRS

Regimental number7213
Place of birthRozelles, New South Wales
SchoolAnnandale North Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address34 Leichhardt Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, G.J. Carstairs, 34 Leichhardt Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 January 1917
Place of enlistmentLeichhardt, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Annandale North Public School Roll of Honour ('For King and Country'), New South Wales
Discharge date5 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3503 Pte Joseph William CARSTAIRS, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 October 1917; taken on strength, 1st Bn, in the field, 21 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boorara', 6 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 5 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 October 1966
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARSTAIRS George James

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