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George HAWTHORNE

Regimental number575
Place of birthBanbridge, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMinyip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Address unknown
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date18 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT ‘Runic’, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Perham Downs, 15 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Depot, Etaples, 17 September 1916; moved into the field, 28 September 1916; taken on strength of 7th Bn, 29 September 1916.

On leave, 19 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 July 1917.

Detached for duty with 1st Australian Field Company Engineers, 6 January 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 14 January 1918; detached for duty with 1st Divisional Headquarters, 15 March 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 29 March 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 30 June 1918; transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 6 July 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 7 July 1918.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1918 (shrapnel wound, head); transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 10 August 1918; to Ambulance Train ‘11’, 10 August 1918; admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 August 1918. Embarked on board HS ‘St.Denis’ and proceeded to England for further treatment, 25 August 1918; admitted to King George’s Hospital, 25 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 5 November 1918. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Somali’, 10 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919; discharged on account of being unfit for continued military service, 18 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1967

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