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George Mendelsohn HALL

Regimental number15451
Place of birthPrinces Hill, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Middle Park, Victoria
Other trainingMechanical Engineer, Working Men's College, Melbourne, Victoria
Address13A Lock Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred George Hall, 13A Lock Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for military service due to defective vision)
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of disease 17 October 1918
Place of death or woundingAbbeville, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Rosa HALL, Public Works Department, Treasury Buildings, Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Carlton
Family/military connectionsUncle: 5834 Pte Arthur Wilson HALL, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 May 1917, died at Mont Park Hospital AGH No. 16, 15 April 1919, aged 46; 2nd Cousins: Captain Arthur Horace GIBSON, Australian Army Medical Corps, effective abroad (still overseas); 384 Lance Corporal Alexander Stewart BURTON VC, killed in action, 8 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916; marched into Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport Details, No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 22 November 1916.

Marched out to Christchurch, 30 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Brightlingsea, 17 January 1917; marched into Christchurch, 3 February 1917.

Marched into No 4 Camp, Parkhouse, 28 February 1917.

Found guilty, 10 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 2400 hours, 7 April 1917, until 2130 hours, 9 April 1917: awarded 96 hour detention, and total forfeiture of 6 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 June 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 30 June 1917.

Admitted to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 6 July 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged, 21 July 1917, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 16 days.

Proceeded to unit, 2 October 1917; taken on strength of 9th Field Company, in the field, 12 October 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 10th Field Company, 7 November 1917.

Found guilty, 14 March 1918, of while on active service, disobeying the lawful command of his senior NCO: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1918; admitted to No 53 Field Ambulance, 14 August 1918, and transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station the same (not yet diagnosed); to No 17 Ambulance Train, 16 August 1918 (ruptured membrane tympanum); to No 18 General Hospital, Camiers, 17 August 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 1 September 1918; discharged, 26 September 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, 27 September 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 5 October 1918.

Admitted to hospital while en route to unit, 8 October 1918; admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 8 October 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin).

Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 17 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia; death due to exposure).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL George Mendelsohn

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