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George William BANFIELD

Regimental number3088
Place of birthWivelsfield, Sussex, England
SchoolGrenville State School, Osborne Park, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia9
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressGovernment Road, North Granville via Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.75"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Thomas Banfield, Government Road, North Granville via Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 June 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1917
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialAdinkerko Military Cemetery, Furnes (Row B, Grave No. 10), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel Thomas and Florence Miriam Banfield, 5 Wells Street, Bellevue, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Ismalia, 5 February 1916.

Transferred to 48th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery and posted to 112th Battery, 24th Howitzer Brigade, 17 March 1916.

Transferred to Brigade Ammunition Column, Serapeum, 18 April 1916.

Transferred to 112th Battery, 24th Howitzer Brigade, 23 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Transferred to 24th Field Artillery Brigade, France, 25 January 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 16 August 1917; admitted to 15th Corps Main Dressing Station, 16 August 1917 (multiple gun shot wounds); transferred to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 August 1917; died of wounds, 24 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANFIELD George William

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