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Ernest George HADFIELD

Regimental number1095
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressBarracks, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, George John Hadfield, Lucknow via Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse for 2 years; served in Royal Australian Garrison Artillery; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date26 June 1917
Place of enlistmentQueenscliff, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 31 December 1917; marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 1 January 1918.

Marched out to Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, St Burdeaux, Devonport, 3 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 January 1918; marched out to Isolation Hospital, Rouelles, 3 February 1918; admitted to 2nd General hospital, Havre, 3 February 1918 (rose measles); transferred to No 4 Concvalescent Depot, 12 February 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 1 March 1918; taken on strength, 1st Siege Battery, in the field, 21 April 1918.

Detached to XV Corps Ration Dump, 11 August 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 12 September 1918.

Admitted to 42nd Field Ambulance, 30 November 1918 (accidental injury: fractured nasal bone); transferred to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1918; rejoined unit, 9 December 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 11 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 December 1918.

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 10 March 1919.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 May 1919.

Marched out to England, 26 May 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 8 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 May 1978
Age at death91
Place of burialAshes interred in Kyambram Cemetery, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HADFIELD Ernest George

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