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George Edward STANFIELD

Regimental number7191
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSouth Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 1"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nora Stanfield, Macrossan Street, South Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1918
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Edward and Lenora STANFIELD
Discharge date7 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918 and marched into Australian Camp, Suez, the same day.

Embarked Port Tewfik, 30 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, the same day.

Transferred to 49th Bn Details, 3 June 1918, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Admitted to Bde Clearing Hospital, Codford, 30 June 1918 (influenza); marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 3 July 1918.

Admitted to Bde Clearing Hospital, Codford, 15 August 1918 (tonsillitis); discharged, 23 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 September 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 September 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 11 September 1918; taken on strength of 49th Bn, 13 September 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 December 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 2 December 1918; to No 20 Ambulance Train, 4 December 1918; to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 5 December 1918; to England, 13 December 1918; to University War Hospital, Southampton, 14 December 1918 (valvular disease of the heart); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 January 1919; discharged to furlough, 10 January 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 February 1919.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 5 February 1919.

Found guilty, 21 February 1919, of being absent without leave from 0900 hours, until 2300 hours, 19 February 1919: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2 and total forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1919; discharged Brisbane (termination of period of enlistment), 7 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 January 1929
Age at death32
Place of burialNew Cemetery, Townsville, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, STANFIELD George Edward

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