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George Alexander Anstey


Who is George Alexander Anstey?

George Alexander Anstey was born at Kentish Town, London. He was the eldest son of Thomas Anstey, an early settler in Van Diemen's Land. George migrated to Tasmania at the age of thirteen and arrived in Hobart in February 1827 with Thomas 'Chiz' Chisholm Anstey, one of his younger brothers, in the ship Admiral Cockburn. At the age of sixteen, he led one of his father's roving parties in the Black War and captured a small tribe of Aboriginals, winning a 500 acre land grant and official praise for his 'humanity and kindness'.

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Captain George Alexander Anstey

1 Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment attached 2 Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Captain Anstey died, aged 27, on 24 June 1915.

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