KARTON, George Francis
(Service number 24/1405)

Aliases Enlisted as George
First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman


Date 10 April 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 24 August 1915 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment 48 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North
Occupation Hairdresser
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs F. KARTON (mother), Buchanan Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 2nd Reinforcements to 2nd Battalion, F Company
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Western European (France)
Service Medals
Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 May 1971 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 155, Plot 45
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Francis Karton was the son of Francis (Frank) Thomas and Magadalene (Maggie, née Angus)) Karton, and a brother of Cyril Norman Karton, James Angus Karton and Thomas Karton who all served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 November 2016[

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