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John George HADDOCK

Regimental number5085
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressArdmona, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr J Haddock, 66 Erskine Road, Walthamstow, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date9 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, Egypt. Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 June 1916; taken on strength, 7th Bn, 29 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 August 1916 (bayonet wound, shoulder), and admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 21 August 1916; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 15 September 1916; to 1st Australian division Base Depot, 28 September 1916; rejoined unit, Belgium, 29 September 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 14 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, legs, chest, neck), and admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 23 September 1917; transferred to England, 7 October 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, King's Heat, 8 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, left side: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 January 1918. Discharged on furlough, 14 February 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 8 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), 9 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1964
Place of burialPreston Cemetery

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