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George Thomas HAYDEN

Regimental number5344
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTanner
AddressBrightonville, Brighton Street, Botany, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, James Hayden, Brightonville, Brighton Street, Botany, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Showed conspicuous gallantry during the attack on enemy north of FLINT COPSE on the 9th October. He dashed forward in advance of his comrades and bombed the first enemy strong point captured. The 6 enemy survivors of the bombing surrendered and were despatched to the rear by this man. He then went forward and assisted in taking the remainder of the sap. The immediate success at this point was due to the confidence inspired in Pte HAYDEN's comrades by his dash.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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