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George William BAMPTON

Regimental number2783
Place of birthSt George's Place, Alberton, South Australia
SchoolAlberton State School, Adelaide, South Australia
AddressDivett Street, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.25"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Emily Bampton, Divett Street, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2783A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoll of Honour gives his occupation as a farmer.
FateDied of wounds 15 September 1918
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 5), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour Memorial Gates, Karoonda, South Australia. Parents: Robert William and Elizabeth Emily Bampton, St. George's Place, Alberton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: 438 Herbert James BAMPTON, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 November 1915; taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915; after evacuating Gallipoli and proceeding to Mudros, he disembarked Alexandria, 31 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ismailia, 9 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 6 pm, 1 January, to 3 January 1916: awarded 14 days Field Punishment.

Transferref to 48th Bn and taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Transferred to 50th Bn, Serapeum, 26 March 1916; admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 27 March 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 27 March 1916; discharged to unit, 29 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 13 August 1916; admitted to 3rd Casualty Claring Station, 13 August 1916 (gun shot wound, head); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 14 August 1916 (shrapnel wound, scalp); to England, 20 August 1916; admitted to Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, England, 21 August 1916; transferred to Monte Video Camp, Weymouth, 2 October 1916.

Transferred to 70th Bn, 23 March 1917.

Found guilty, Wareham, 12 April 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 9 am, 8 April, to 11 pm, 8 April 1917; (2) being absent without leave from 9 am, 9 April, to 9am, 10 April 1917: awarded 4 days Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 6 days pay.

Regimental number changed to 2738A due to duplicate, 25 May 1917.

Found guilty, 13 June 1917, of neglect of duty in that he left his tent in an untidy condition on 12 June 1917: awarded 2 days Confined to Camp.

Sick to 17th Field Ambulance, Windmill Hill, 20 September 1917; discharged from isolation and marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 26 September 1917.

Transferred to 50th Bn, Deverill, 10 November 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; marched into 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 11 November 1917; marched out to unit, 14 November 1917; rejoined unit, 26 November 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 May 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 20 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 14 September 1918; admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, leg); transferred to 6th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 September 1918; died of wounds, 15 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAMPTON George William

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