Trooper George Rothwell Seager

Service number 62
Ranks Held Lance Corporal, Private, Trooper
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Gippsland
Death Date 1915-08-07
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Trooper
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private George Rothwell (Routhwell) Seager (62, 9th Light Horse Regiment) was born on 12 September 1897 in Gippsland, Victoria. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy in June 1912 and was amongst the first intake of boys to join the HMAS Tingira. In October 1914 George resigned from the RAN and joined the AIF, claiming his age as 19 years and 1 month. He was killed in the battle of Lone Pine on 7 August 1915, aged 17 years 10 months, and is buried in Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli. George had two older brothers who also fought at Gallipoli, Captain Harold William Hastings Seager MC and Sergeant Ernest Clarendon Seager DCM.



Date of enlistment 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation 11 February 1915
Date of death 07 August 1915