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George Henry MORPHETT

Regimental number2647
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressDevenish, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinStep-Mother, Mrs M Morphett, Stawell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme); previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of scar on neck.
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 September 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 14 September 1916.
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLonguenesse Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 44), St Omer, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Foster son of Mary MORPHETT, Post Office, Stawell, Victoria. Native of Benalla, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 2 November 1915 (mumps); discharged to Base Details, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 14 April 1916 (tonsilitis); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 16 April 1916 (scarlet fever); to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, 16 April 1916; to Ambulance Train No 4, 17 April 1916, and admitted same day to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo; discharged to Base, Tel el Kebir, 27 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916; joined 58th Bn, in the field, 23 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 August 1916 (gun shot wound, multiple, face), admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to No 7 Stationary Hospital, St Omer, 22 August 1916.

Died of wounds, 25 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MORPHETT George Henry

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