1030, Major George Tostevin
1st Machine Gun Battalion
Killed in Action – 5th May, 1917
Australian War Memorial
Studio portrait of Lieutenant George Tostevin, 12th Battalion from Guernsey, Channel Isles, United Kingdom. A 22 year old fitter prior to enlisting in the AIF on 6 October 1914, he embarked for overseas as a Private (service number 1030) with D Company from Hobart, Tasmania on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Geelong. After joining the 12th Battalion in Egypt, he deployed to Gallipoli where he was wounded in action and promoted to Second Lieutenant on 28 April 1915 and to Lieutenant on 15 October 1915. In December 1915 he undertook machine gun training and served in the Middle East. After arriving in France in April 1916, he was seconded to duty with the 3rd and 1st Machine Gun Companies and was promoted to Major on 1 March 1917. He died of wounds on 5 May 1917 during an attack on the Hindenburg Line and is buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France.