George Gould Elworthy
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||22 Aug 1888|
|Place of Birth||Morphetville, South Australia|
|Death||14 Jan 1965, aged 76|
|Place of Death||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||52 years, 10 months|
5'10" (1.78m) tall ; 138lbs|
62.596 kg; dark complexion ; light grey eyes ; dark brown hair
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Daughter , Ms Muriel Iris Elworthy|
|Date of Enlistment||30 Nov 1940|
|Unit/Formation||10th Australian Garrison Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
British War Medal |
During 1919 George had married Iris Lena James (1887-1940) in Katanning. Their daughters were Muriel Iris Elworthy born 1921 and Gwenyth Lena Napier Elworthy (1928-2007). Iris died on 7 Oct 1940 in Kelmscott
Electoral Roll entries: 1922 - 1925 with Iris Lena at 'Kuranda', Dinninup, sheep farmer; 1936 - 1937 at 'Bibiking', Katanning, farmer; 1943 with Muriel Iris at Albany road, Kelmscott, poultry farmer
George enlisted following the death of his wife, serving with the 10th Australian Garrison Battalion.
discharged 14 Nov 1945.
Electoral Roll entries: 1958 at Albany road, Kelmscott, farm hand
George had seen service during WW1 as 2466 Trooper Elworthy who embarked 16 May 1916 for the Middle East where as a reinforcement for the 10th Light Horse he was posted to the 1st Anzac Battalion of the Imperial Camel Corps. He embarked for return to Australia on 15 Mar 1919.