George Eltringham

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George McFarlane Eltringham served with the AIF during World War One.



George Eltringham was born in Ballarat East in 1896, the son of Thomas Andrew Eltringham and Georgina Wills.[1]

He trained as a fitter and turner after joining the railways in 1912.[2] He was living in North Melbourne when he enlisted with the AIF on 21 February 1916, and was posted to the 2nd Field Company Engineers.[2] He embarked for England on the "Ceramic" arriving at Plymouth on 21 November 1916.[2] He went into action in France on 10 June 1917 at first as a sapper, but later became a driver.[2] In October 1918 he was sent back to England for hospital treatment for dysentery.[2] He returned to Australia in May 1919 on the H.T. Khyber.[2]


World War One service recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also



  1. Federation Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1896 Births, Ref. No. 16936, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1997
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 National Archives of Australia, World War I records, NAA: B2455, ELTRINGHAM G M, SERN 15446, accessed 2 March 2014

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