George Arthur SUTHERLAND

Year of Birth:  1890

Place of Birth:  Strathsteven, Scotland

Date of Enlistment:  23 February 1916

Date and Place of Embarkation:  21 October 1916, Brisbane, Queensland

Ship:  HMAT Boonah A36

Rank:  Private

Unit(s):  9th Infantry Battalion; 13-23 Reinforcements

Regimental Number:  6627

Died:  1 October 1917


George Arthur Sutherland was born c1890 in Strathsteven, Scotland and the only relative that is known is a sister, Mary Elizabeth who he names as his next of kin.

On his enlistment in Cairns his age was 26 years 3 months, his occupation a Motor Driver and next of kin his sister, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Patterson, Cleland, Scotland. His height was 5 feet 7 inches, weighed 144 pounds with dark complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair. His religion was Presbyterian.

In his will he left the whole of his estate to John Telford, but should John predecease him, then to Ida Telford wife of James Telford Cairns.

George Arthur Sutherland was killed in action in Belgium on the 1 October 1917 and buried at Belleward Ridge Military Cemetery. Remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.


HMAT Boonah A36 – photo courtesy Wikipedia


NAA: B2455


Online Resources

Queensland Birth Death & Marriage Index

Photograph of the: HMAT Boonah A36, Wikipedia

NAA: B2455, Sutherland George Arthur, National Archives of Australia

Trove Digitised Newspapers, National Library of Australia


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