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John Thomas HATTON

Regimental number1664
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs F. Raynor, Goondah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M. Lanham, Willoughby Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
Previous military service18th Infantry (2 years)
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1915
Place of enlistmentJerrawa, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date3 July 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 April 1916; disembarked Port Said, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 July 1916, and proceeded to England via Marseilles; disembarked Southampton, England, 9 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 August 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 September 1916.

Taken on strength of 55th Bn, in the field, 23 September 1916.

Admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, 8 October 1916, and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station the same day (phthisis); to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 October 1916; to No 35 General Hospital, Calais, 16 October 1916; to England, 21 October 1916; to No 1/5 Northern General Hospital, Leicester, 21 October 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 29 November 1916; discharged, 14 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Kanowna', 14 January 1917; disembarked Sydney, 11 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit: pulmonary tuberculosis), 3 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Headstone erected by Returned Soldiers of Yass and District.
Date of death30 June 1919
Place of burialYass Church of England Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HATTON John Thomas

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