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George Edwin HATT

Regimental number22064
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressCaulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height6' 0.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edwin Hatt, 'Stanton', Balaclava Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in 47th Infantry, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date2 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 May 1916; disembarked Plymoutrh, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; taken on strength, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 6 January 1917, and posted to 30th Battery.

On leave to England, 11 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 February 1918.

Admitted to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 February 1919 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 February 1919; to No 12 Convalescent Depot, 23 February 1919; to Base Depot, 24 February 1919; rejoined unit, in the field, 2 March 1919.

Marched out to England, 6 May 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 august 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 2 October 1919.
Date of death9 May 1979
SourcesNAA: B2455, HATT George Edwin

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