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Hilton George FLANAGAN

Regimental number3314
Date of birth24 May 1887
Place of birthTrunkey, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Address457 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, A J Flanagan, 457 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 32st Bn, Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dermatological Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date25 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 12 January 1916 (tonsilitis); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 14 January 1916; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 15 January 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, 20 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, leg, fractured right forearm), and admitted to 1/2 South Midland Field Ambulance; transferred to 34th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916; to 11th General Hospital, Camiers, 23 July 1916; to England, 6 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd Northern General Hospital, 7 August 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 October 1916 (fractured forearm: severe); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 November 1916.

Detached to Australian Army Medical Corps Details, Parkhouse, 3 April 1917.

Detached for duty to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 April 1917.

Transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, , 23 July 1917.

Found guilty, Bulford, 20 August 1917, of being absent from Bulford Military Hospital from 2400, 16 August, to 2400, 18 August 1917: admonished, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Found guilty, 26 April 1918, of being absent without leave from 2400, 23 April, to 2400, 24 April 1918: awarded 168 hours' detention, and forfeited 10 days' pay.

Marched out for duty to Detention Barracks, Tidworth, 27 April 1918; rejoined 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 4 May 1918.

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 28 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudan' (Nursing Staff), 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 31 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 25 August 1919.

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

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 5 September 1940; discharged, 26 March 1946, as N78824 Sergeant, 1st Australia MC Group.
Place of burialBathurst Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLANAGAN Hilton George

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