George Wyeth

Wyeth-GeorgeName     George Wyeth

Number    Lance Corporal 496

Battalion      22nd Battalion, B Company

Place of Birth   Melbourne 

Next of Kin   His father, James George Wyeth “Kurramja” Western Australia, then 31 Park St StKilda, 951 Hay St Perth and 11 Fawkner St South Melbourne. Single man

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 30/1/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 24 years 10 months, 5’ 5 ½ ” 9 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   bookkeeper

Date and place of death

He died of wounds received near Armentieres on 23/6/1916 at the Number 2 Casualty Clearing Station

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Nord

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was the brother of Cal Wyeth of “Pine Lodge” Inverloch

Military History

  • He attended All Saints Grammar School East St Kilda
  • George Melbourne Wyeth was the brother of Calvert Wyeth of Pine Lodge Inverloch
  • 30/1/15 Enlisted in Melbourne
  • 10/5/15 embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses
  • 30/8/15 He proceeded to join the Gallipoli campaign
  • 9/10/15 Hospitalized with diarrhea at the 6th Australian field ambulance
  • 10/10/15 He went to Malta suffering from dysentery on the H S Assaye
  • 16/10/15 He went to Wandsworth on the Carisbook Castle
  • 23/10/15 He arrived in England and spent 4 months recovering in England
  • 5/3/16 He rejoined his unit in Alexandria travelling from England on The Kingston
  • 19/3/16 He left Alexandria
  • 26/3/16 He arrived in Marseilles
  • 6/5/16 His account was debited for the loss of a water bottle charged 2.44 francs
  • 22/6/16 He suffered multi shell wounds consisting of fractured legs and severe head injuries
  • 23/6/16 He died of wounds at 2.30 am at the Number 2 casualty clearing station
  • His effects consisted of an identity disc, purse, letters, 14 coins, 2 note books, belt, diary, pack of cards, cotton bag and book of psalms
  • Also 2 brushes, pipe in case, a pair of gloves, chevron, handkerchief, cards, scissors, hymn book
  • In 1922 Cal Wyeth was authorized by his father to collect the memorial plaque
  • In 1967 Cal Wyeth applied for his Anzac medal.

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