George Washington Muir

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.




    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 Pozi?res in the Somme valley in July 1916. After Pozi?res, 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.




    Military Honours 1924  Canberra, Australian Capital Teritory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1914/1915 Star No.1921 
    1914-15 Star
    1914-15 Star
    The 1914?15 Star was authorised in 1918 and was awarded for service in specified theatres of war between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915. A recipient of the 1914 Star could not also be awarded the 1914?15 Star.
    Eligibility

    The 1914-15 Star may be awarded to those who saw service in a prescribed Theatre of War between 5 August 1914 and 31…

    Military Honours 1924  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    British War Medal No. 1531 
    British War Medal
    British War Medal
    British War Medal, Left to Right Obv and Rev Sides
    Instituted by King George V in 1919 to mark the end of World War I and record the service given. The qualification period was later extended to cover post-war mine clearance and service in Russia during 1919 and 1920.
    The British War Medal was awarded for service in a theatre of war between 5…

    Military Honours 1924  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Victory Medal No. 1530 
    Victory Medal
    Victory Medal
    Left to Right: obv Face and Rev Face
    The Victory Medal was authorised in 1919 to commemorate the victory of the Allied Forces over the Central Powers. Each of the Allied nations issued a ?Victory Medal' to their own nationals with all of these having the figure of Victory on the obverse as a common feature. Australians were awarded the medal…

    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.

    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

    Cornelian Bay Cemetery Plan
    Cornelian Bay Cemetery Plan
    Millingtons Southern Regional Cemetery,Cornelian Bay, Cemetery Plan
    Military Honours 1970  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Anzac Commemorative Medallion 
    The Anzac Commemorative Medallion and Badge
    The Anzac Commemorative Medallion and Badge
    n March 1967 the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold Holt, announced that a commemorative medallion and badge was to be issued to surviving members of the Australian Defence Force who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, or in direct support of the operations from close off shore, at any time during the period from the first ANZAC Day in April 1915…

    Person ID I7739  Tucker Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    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 Adele Clara Plummer,   b. 18 Jun 1856, Battery Point, West Tamar, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1949, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    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. Living
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F2407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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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