Birth date: 29 April 1891
Birth place: New Zealand
Death date: 27 November 1950
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Wangaratta
Final rank: Lieutenant
Service number: 594 - First World War, 1914-1918
  • 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion
  • 5th Australian Infantry Battalion

George Howard Earp was born at Marlborough, New Zealand in 1891 to parents Charles and Annie. An architectural draughtsman by trade, he enlisted at Prahran in Victoria on 17 August 1914 at the age of 23. Earp departed Melbourne with the 5th Infantry Battalion aboard HMAT Orvieto on 21 October 1914.

Whilst serving at Gallipoli, Earp was struck down by gastroenteritis and in July 1915 was evacuated to Malta and then to Egypt for treatment. The following year he was sent to the Western Front in France and in April 1916 was transferred to the 1st Pioneer Battalion. In that same month he was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant and then again to lieutenant later that year. After served with the 1st Pioneer Battalion for the remainder of the war, George Earp returned to Australia on 9 March 1919.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 21 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Collection Items

Private Record

Earp, George Howard (Lieutenant, b.1891 - d.1950)

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant George Howard Earp, 5 Battalion. Collection includes a copy of a statement provided by Earp to the Red Cross Wounded and Missing Information Bureau, Alexandria, regarding the deaths in action of 580 Private Harry Hodgman and 610 Private Reginald Clive... Maker: Earp, George Howard

1DRL/0254 (With records)

Earp, George Howard (Lieutenant, b.1891 - e.1950)

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant George Howard Earp. Collection consists of two aerial photographs; a field message book containing signals and messages; and notes on mine reconnaissance; house plans for soldier settlement houses; and a list of building requisites. Maker: Earp, George Howard


Digitised Collection

Statement by George Howard Earp, 1915

Statement relating to the First World War service of 594 Private George Howard Earp, 5th Battalion. The statement was provided by George Earp to the Red Cross Wounded and Missing Information Bureau in Alexandria on 15 October 1915. In the statement, Earp gives information on the deaths of 580...



Date of birth 1891-04-29
Date of embarkation 1914-10-21
Date of death 1950-11-27