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George Seth CLAYTON

Regimental number3710
Place of birthTilbury Docks, England
SchoolCecil Road, Gravesend, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFactory hand
Address211 Princess Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, G. Clayton, 48 Altmore Avenue, Eastham London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Jane Elizabeth CLAYTON, Yacht CLub House, Clifton Parade, Gravesend, England. Native of Tilbury Docks, Essex
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched out of 2nd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 26 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged, 10 March 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Ferry Post, 30 March 1916; rejoined unit, 1 April 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 16 May 1916 (septic leg), discharged, 19 May 1916, and rejoined 60th Bn, Ferry Post, the same day.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Exepditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 27 February 1917, and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station the same day (bronchitis); to No 1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 1 March 1917; to Ambulance Train, 2 March 1917; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 3 March 1917; to England, 12 March 1917; to Combe Lodge, Colchester, 13 March 1917; discharged to furlough, 28 March 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 12 April 1917.

Marched out to Windmill Camp, 26 April 1917; transferred to, and taken on strength of 66th Bn, Windmill Hill, 28 April 1917.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 19 September 1917, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, the same day.

On Command at No 5 Divisional Signal School, Codford, 10 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 13 December 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 16 December 1917; taken on strength of 60th Bn, 19 December 1917.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 6 December 1918, and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin); to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 February 1918; to No 23 Ambulance Train, 20 February 1918; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 20 February 1918 (trench fever); to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 6 March 1918; discharged, 25 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 26 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 6 April 1918; rejoined 60th Bn, 10 April 1918.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 April 1918, and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (trench fever); to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 April 1918 (myalgia); to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 21 April 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 24 April 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 30 April 1918; discharged, 6 May 1918, and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 6 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 13 May 1918; rejoined 60th Bn, 18 May 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLAYTON George Seth

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