George Washington Muir

Male 1891 - 1943  (51 years)


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  • Name George Washington Muir 
    Born 12 Aug 1891  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 26 Apr 1915  Clairmont, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    George Washington Muir enlisted in The Australian Imperial Force 26 Apr 1915 at Clairmont, Tasmania Australia rising from the ranks to Lieutenant upon his discharge on 19/9/1919. He served in Gallipoli and France and was wounded twice. 
    First World War Military Service Record of George Washington Muir
    First World War Military Service Record of George Washington Muir
    George Washington Muir enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 26 April 1915 and served until the wars end and his discharge on 19 September 1919. He served at Gallipoli and France and was wounded Twice. He was promoted from the ranks and obtained the rank of Lieutenant by wars end.
    First World War Nominal Roll Page - AWM133, 38-044 - George Washington Muir.
    First World War Nominal Roll Page - AWM133, 38-044 - George Washington Muir.
    Lieut George Washington Muir embarked with 12th Battalion 26.4.1915 and Returned to Australia (date left for Australia) 15.5.1919.
    War Service 12 Sep 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    26th Battalion

    The 26th Battalion was raised at Enoggera, Queensland, in April 1915 from recruits enlisted in Queensland and Tasmania, and formed part of the 7th Brigade. It left Australia in July, and, after training in Egypt, landed at Gallipoli on 12 September. At Gallipoli, the 26th played a purely defensive role and at various times was responsible for the defence of Courtney?s and Steele?s Posts, and Russell?s Top. It withdrew from the peninsula on 12 December. 
    Australian Imperial Force-Nominal roll - 7th Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'D' Company
    Australian Imperial Force-Nominal roll - 7th Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Battalion, "D" Company
    1030 George Washington Muir, Sergeant age 24, 7th Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Battalion, "D" Company. Embarked 29 June 1915 at Brisbane on A60 H.M.A.T. Aeneas for Gallipoli.
    First World War Embarkation Roll - George Washington Muir
    First World War Embarkation Roll - George Washington Muir
    Service Number 1030, Sergeant George Washington Muir on 29 June 1915 Embarked at Brisbane Queensland, Australia aboard the A60 HMAT Aeneas for Gallipoli, Turkey
    Australian War Memorial - World War I History of 26th Battalion
    Australian War Memorial - World War I History of 26th Battalion
    26th Battalion

    The 26th Battalion was raised at Enoggera, Queensland, in April 1915 from recruits enlisted in Queensland and Tasmania, and formed part of the 7th Brigade. It left Australia in July, and, after training in Egypt, landed at Gallipoli on 12 September. At Gallipoli, the 26th played a purely defensive role and at various times was responsible for the defence of Courtney’s and Steele’s Posts, and Russell’s Top. It withdrew from the peninsula on 12 December.
    A60 HMAT Aeneas
    A60 HMAT Aeneas
    The HMAT A60 Aeneas weighed 10,049 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the Ocean SS Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 22 June 1917.
    War Service 24 Aug 1916  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the 12th Battalion returned to Egypt and, in March 1916, sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918 the battalion took part in bitter trench warfare. The battalion?s first major action in France was at Pozičres in the Somme valley in July 1916. After Pozičres, the battalion fought at Ypres in Flanders and then returned to the Somme for winter.

    In 1917 the battalion took part in the brief advance that followed the German Army?s retreat to the Hindenburg Line. For their valorous actions near Boursies during this advance, Captain J. E. ?Jim? Newland, commanding A Company, and Sergeant J. W. Whittle were each awarded the Victoria Cross. The battalion subsequently returned to Belgium to participate in the offensive that became known as the Third Battle of Ypres.

    In March and April 1918 the battalion helped to stop the German spring offensive, and later participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as ?the black day of the German Army in this war?.

    The battalion continued operations until late September 1918. At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent. Soon after, the members of the AIF began to return to Australia for demobilisation and discharge. 
    Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll - 12th Infantry Batalion 20th Reinforcements George Washington Muir
    Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll - 12th Infantry Batalion 20th Reinforcements George Washington Muir
    R1030 Sgt George Washington Muir age 23, 12th Infantry Battalion, 20th Reinforcements, embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on H.M.A.T. A59 "Botany" on 24th August 1916 for England
    First World War Embarkation Roll - George Washington Muir
    First World War Embarkation Roll - George Washington Muir
    R1030, Sergeant George Washington Muir, 12 infantry Battalion 20th reinforcements, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 24 August 1916 aboard the A59, HMAT Botanist for England
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    A59 HMAT Botanist
    A59 HMAT Botanist
    The HMAT A59 Botanist weighed 7,688 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by the Charente SS Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 6 December 1916.
    Military Honours 1924  Canberra, Australian Capital Teritory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1914/1915 Star No.1921 
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    Military Honours 1924  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    British War Medal No. 1531 
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    Military Honours 1924  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Victory Medal No. 1530 
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    Died 25 Feb 1943  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Feb 1943  Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Newtown, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • George Washington Muir was buried 27 February 1943at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Newtown, Tasmania. His Grave is located in the Church of England, section FF, Site Number 286. [7]
    Burial Details - George Washington Muir
    Burial Details - George Washington Muir
    George Washington Muir was buried 27 February 1943at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Newtown, smania, Australia. His grave is located in the Church of England Section FF, Site Number 286.
    Cornelian Bay Cemetery Plan
    Cornelian Bay Cemetery Plan
    Millingtons Southern Regional Cemetery,Cornelian Bay, Cemetery Plan
    Headstone of George Washington and Eunice Bertha Muir (n.
    Headstone of George Washington and Eunice Bertha Muir (n.
    George and Eunice are buried together at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Newtown, Tasmania, Australia. Their grave is located in the Church of England section FF, site number 286
    Plot: Church of England,Section FF, Site Number 286
    Military Honours 1970  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Anzac Commemorative Medallion 
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    Father Robert Coran Muir,   b. 1848, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother A.C. Plummer 
    Family ID F2405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eunice Bertha Eastman,   b. 09 Dec 1894, Waratah, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1982, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Betty Adele Muir,   b. 25 Dec 1920, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1996, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. D.M. Muir
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F2407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1891 - Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - 26th Battalion The 26th Battalion was raised at Enoggera, Queensland, in April 1915 from recruits enlisted in Queensland and Tasmania, and formed part of the 7th Brigade. It left Australia in July, and, after training in Egypt, landed at Gallipoli on 12 September. At Gallipoli, the 26th played a purely defensive role and at various times was responsible for the defence of Courtney?s and Steele?s Posts, and Russell?s Top. It withdrew from the peninsula on 12 December. - 12 Sep 1915 - Gallipoli, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the 12th Battalion returned to Egypt and, in March 1916, sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918 the battalion took part in bitter trench warfare. The battalion?s first major action in France was at Pozičres in the Somme valley in July 1916. After Pozičres, the battalion fought at Ypres in Flanders and then returned to the Somme for winter. In 1917 the battalion took part in the brief advance that followed the German Army?s retreat to the Hindenburg Line. For their valorous actions near Boursies during this advance, Captain J. E. ?Jim? Newland, commanding A Company, and Sergeant J. W. Whittle were each awarded the Victoria Cross. The battalion subsequently returned to Belgium to participate in the offensive that became known as the Third Battle of Ypres. In March and April 1918 the battalion helped to stop the German spring offensive, and later participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as ?the black day of the German Army in this war?. The battalion continued operations until late September 1918. At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent. Soon after, the members of the AIF began to return to Australia for demobilisation and discharge. - 24 Aug 1916 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - British War Medal No. 1531 - 1924 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - Victory Medal No. 1530 - 1924 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Feb 1943 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Feb 1943 - Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Newtown, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - Anzac Commemorative Medallion - 1970 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] World War I Military Service Record, Australian Government, (Australian National Archives), 1 - 50 (Reliability: 3), 26 Apr 1915.
      see attached service record.

    2. [S202] Australian War Memorial (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 1915.
      history of the 26th Battalion

    3. [S202] Australian War Memorial (Reliability: 2), 24 Aug 1916.
      History of the 12th Battalion

    4. [S64] World War I Military Service Record, Australian Government, (Australian National Archives), 50 (Reliability: 3), 1924.
      Issued 1914/1915 Star

    5. [S64] World War I Military Service Record, Australian Government, (Australian National Archives), 50 (Reliability: 3), 1924.
      Issued British War Medal

    6. [S64] World War I Military Service Record, Australian Government, (Australian National Archives), 50 (Reliability: 3), 1924.
      Issued Victory Medal

    7. [S201] Millingtons Southern Cemeteries (Reliability: 3), 27 Feb 1943.
      George Washington Muir was buried 27 February 1943 at Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Newtown, Tasmania, Australia. His Grave is located in the Church of England, Section FF, Site Number 286.

    8. [S64] World War I Military Service Record, Australian Government, (Australian National Archives), 47 (Reliability: 3), 1970.
      Issued the Anzac Commemorative Medallion


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