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George Herbert WALDIN

Regimental number2136
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
SchoolUnley Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address33 Thomas Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Selina Waldin, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of disease 5 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row H, Grave 42), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Selina Stuart WALDIN.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 11 March 1916.

Marched out of 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916, and taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, the same day.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 5 April 1916 (varicose veins); transferred to No 2 Australian Casaulty Clearing Station, 5 April 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Ismailia, 6 April 1916; discharged, 9 April 1916; rejoined unit, Duntroon Plateau, 10 April 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 14 April 1916 (mumps); discharged, 5 May 1916, and rejoined unit the same day.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 12 May 1916 (varicocele); discharged, 14 May 1916, and rejoined unit the same day.

Marched into 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 29 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria with 8th Training Bn, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 22 August 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 14 September 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 16 September 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 29 October 1916; admitted to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 1 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to No 23 General Hospital, Etaples, 2 November 1916; to England, 4 November 1916; to Military Hospital, Colchester, 4 November 1916; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 13 November 1916; discharged, 16 November 1916; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, no date stated.

Admitted to Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 29 January 1917 (venereal disease); discharged, 19 March 1917, and marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 70th Bn, Wareham, 7 April 1917.

Transferred to 32nd Bn on marching out of 70th Bn, 19 September 1917; marched into 69th Draft Bn, 19 September 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 19 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 25 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 27 October 1917; rejoined 32nd Bn, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 6 January 1918 (trench fever); transferred to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 10 January 1918; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 14 January 1918; to No 3 Rest Camp, 9 February 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 16 February 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 3 March 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 8 March 1918.

Posted as absent without leave, 8 August 1918.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 16 September 1918, declares 2136 Pte G.H. Walden illegally absented himself without leave on 8 August 1918, and that he still absent.

Traced on 22 September 1918; rejoined unit, 28 September 1918.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 October 1918, and transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin, and pneumonia).

Died, 5 October 1918.

Disciplinary action regarding absence from 8 August 1918, until 22 September 1918, was not taken owing to operations.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALDIN George Herbert

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