The AIF Project


Regimental number3036
Place of birthByrock New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressByrock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Hazelton, Byrock, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'North of POLYGON WOOD on the night 30th September/1st October, 1917, as Battalion runner. The way in which he carried out his work inspired his comrades to follow his example. He was always willing and eager to go on a run. He passed through heavy enemy machine gun fire on six different occasions, never diverting from his course. He showed utter disregard for shell fire. He never failed to deliver any message entrusted to him. He also acted as guide to the relieving Battalion. His services were invaluable to the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2423 Pte Leonard William HAZELTON, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1917; 2162 Pte rex Roy HAZLETON, 54th Bn, killed in action, 15 May 1917; 2163 Pte Robert HAZLETON, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 January 1918 [note variant spelling of family name].
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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