Private George Frederick Cramp

Service number 3817, N74222
Birth Date 1894-11-27
Death Date 1976-08-15
Final Rank Private
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945

George Frederick Joseph Cramp was born in Sydney on 27 November 1894. He worked as a motor mechanic, and was 22 when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 4 December 1916. He embarked from Sydney with reinforcements for the 1st Pioneer Battalion aboard HMAT Anchises on 24 January 1917, but was transferred to the 13th Battalion in September, also serving with the battalion’s band. On 23 December 1918 he married 22-year-old Englishwoman Gladys Smith in Worcestshire, England, before returning home to Australia the following August. After the war he worked as a lift attendant with Australian Mercantile Land and Finance. He enlisted again at the outbreak of the Second World War, and served with the 23rd Reserve Motor Transport Company. Cramp survived the war and died on 15 August 1976.



Date of birth 27 November 1894
Date of enlistment 04 December 1916
Date of embarkation 24 January 1917
Returned to Australia 09 August 1919
Date of death 15 August 1976