Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
7/888 Trooper George Frederick Pinch – Orbost Killed in Action 28 August 1915
….. his identity disc was handed to the Captain
George Pinch was 15 years old when, after the death of his father in 1899, his mother remarried Michael Helgensen of Orbost in 1905 and the family moved to the district. It is believed that George went to New Zealand about five years later where he worked in a foundry before enlisting with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and sailing for the Dardanelles on 20 December 1914. He was posted to the 10 th  Mounted Rifles at the Dardanelles on 23 August 1915 and reported missing just five days later during the Battle for Hill 60. His body was not recovered and his identity disc was handed to Captain Thomas the following month. Two of his brothers, Gordon and Lester also served and both returned. George Pinch was 29 when he died and is remembered at the Hill 60 memorial in Turkey and on the Shire honour roll at Orbost. We have been unable to locate a photograph of Private George Pinch, if you know of one, please make contact. Our group would appreciate your assistance.