|Born||in Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Died||in Torrington, Connecticut, USA|
|Birth Name||George Fielding Eliot|
Mini Bio (1)
George Eliot Fielding was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1894. When he was eight years old his father was offered a job in Australia and the family moved there, settling in Melbourne. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1914. When World War I broke out he joined the Australian army as a lieutenant. He served in the infantry in the Dardanelles and Egyptian campaigns, and was then transferred to the Western front, where he fought in France. He was discharged in 1918 with the rank of major.
In 1919 he decided to return to the US, but at a stopover in Canada he discovered that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were accepting recruits, and he enlisted for a two-year hitch. After his discharge he finally arrived in the US, settling in Kansas City, MO. He took a job as an accountant, but began writing stories with a World War I background. He also served for a while in the Missouri National Guard, then was transferred to the Military Intelligence Reserve of the US Army from 1922-1930. During this time he began writing fiction stories with a military background while immersing himself in the study of military history and military research. After he left the military he got a job as a military correspondent for the New York Herald-Tribune and Life magazine. He was an acknowledged expert on military history and lectured and wrote extensively on national defense matters.
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|June Cawley Hynd||(1 January 1943 - 22 April 1971) (his death)|
|Sara Elaine Hodges||(23 December 1933 - 1942) (divorced)|