Australian Victoria Cross Recipient

Private George Cartwright

Unit 33rd Battalion
Born 9 December 1894, at South Kensington, London, England. He migrated by himself to Australia.
Date of action 31 August 1918
Place Rood Wood, near Peronne, France

When two companies were held up by withering machine-gun fire, Cartwright rushed forward and threw a bomb at the post, then captured the gun and nine prisoners. Cartwright’s gallantry had a most inspiring effect upon the rest of the battalion who stood up and cheered and renewed the attack with vigour.

Died 2 February 1978 at Epping, New South Wales
Buried or Commemorated Garden of Remembrance at Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Current location of the VC Imperial War Museum, London