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Regimental number1954
Place of birthLondon, England
Other NamesGeorge William
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Haskings, 72 Sydney Road Rayne's Park, Merton Surrey, England
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
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  cemetery records
Parents: William and Edith HASKINGS

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry under heavy fire near ALBERT 7th April, 1918. On 7th April a man was wounded between two of the outpost groups and remained where he fell under heavy fire. Lance Corporal HASKINGS dashed into the open to bring him in and an enemy machine gun was turned on him forcing him to return to the cover of his post. He had succeeded in dragging the wounded man two yards nearer to his post. He dashed out and repeated this act on four occasions each time being driven back by the fire of the machine gun and enemy snipers, until the man was brought into the cover of his post where he was promptly bandaged.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1934
Age at death40
Place of burialMeaton Church Yard, England

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