Cartwright, George, VC (Private, b.1894 - d.1978)

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number 1DRL/0194
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Cartwright, George
Place made France
Date made 1915-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/017/010
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to service of 726 Private George Cartwright VC, 33 Battalion, France, 1915-1919. Collection includes letters of congratulation; wills; pay books; souvenir tickets and labels.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Labourer of Enmore, NSW, joined AIF 6 December 1915, wounded 9 June 1917, 17 April 1918 (gas) and 30 September 1918. Discharged at Sydney 1 July 1919. VC awarded for conspicuous bravery on last day of August during the attack on Rood Wood, near Peronne.