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Henry HAZLETT

Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCoachbuilder
AddressHolden, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Hazlett, Holden Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the colonial forces (4th Infantry Regiment and 1st Infantry Regiment).
Enlistment date2 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Discharge date6 November 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney on board HMAT 'Berrima' as Regimental No. 1, Warrant Officer, Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 18 August 1914, bound for Rabaul. Subsequently contracted malaria.

War service (AIF): Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation);

Appointed Quarter-Master and Honorary Lieutenant, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 1 March 1916. Admitted to Convalescent Depot, Ras el Tin, 22 June 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 3 July 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 September 1916; proceeded overseas to France from England, 18 February 1917. Taken on strength, 12th Field Ambulance, in the field, 27 February 1917; appointed Quarter-Master and Honorary Captain, 1 March 1917. To United Kingdom on leave, 3 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 December 1917. Mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch, 7 April 1918.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 28 July 1918; transferred to No. 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 28 July 1918 (dysentery); to 3rd Medical Board Base Depot, Etaples, 12 August 1918. Granted 3 weeks sick leave to England, 17 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918 (invalid); disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918 (dysentery and diarrhoea), for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 6 November 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death30 April 1926

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