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George Laurie HATFIELD

Regimental number3136
Date of birth27 July 1892
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolYarra Park State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailor
Address40 Greig Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Isabel Hatfield, 40 Greig Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces, Melbourne for 2.5 years; left Melbourne.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date14 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 8th Bn, 24 Febryary 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, france, 31 March 1916.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1916; transferred to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 21 August 1916; to England, 29 August 1916, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, London (wound: slight); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 22 September 1916.

Reclassified C.1.

Reclassified B.2.

Transferred to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 August 1918, for onward travel to Melbourne; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right forefinger), Melbourne, 14 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext-of-kin incorrectly recorded on the Embarkation Roll as Mrs H.J. Hatfield.
Date of death21 July 1953
Age at death60
Place of burialPreston Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HATFIELD George Laurie

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