Embarkation details shown refer to service in WW1.
Ernest George was from Bluff, where his father was the Secretary of the Harbour Board. He attended Southland Boys High School. Departing New Zealand on13th November 1915 as a private with the Otago Infantry Battalion, he became a 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Field Company, N.Z. Engineers. His actions in October 1918, constructing a bridge over the St.Georges river in Pont-a Pierre, under fire, earning him the Military Cross. After World War One he was the Assistant-Engineer, Dunedin City Council; and later County Engineer, Clyde. Details of Ernest George’s 2nd World War service are a mystery to us. Enquiries with historians in the South Island and a search of databases have not revealed any details. We know that he was with the New Zealand Engineers during the second war, and that his death in May 1946 was due to illness or injury whilst serving his country.
Submitted by: Peter George
Relationship to casualty: Grandson<p>All I know is EW George served in Christchurch during WW2 and until he died in 1946. At that time my father was in J-Force in Japan so missed the funeral. In the 1990s I took my father to Br... Read More
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