George Huntingford

huntingfordName    George Huntingford

Number    Private 4444

Battalion      59th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Leongatha

Next of Kin   Mrs. Julia Huntingford of the Post Office Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 31/1/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 20 years 6, months,

5’5 ½ ”, 10 stone, grey eyes and brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

Killed in action 8/8/1918 at Hazabrouk

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in a cemetery 2500 yards from Hazabrouk and later re buried at Heath Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He came from Leongatha

Military History

  • 31/1/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 29/3/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Orontes
  • 25/5/16 He had dysentery in he Canal Zone
  • 27/5/16 He was in the AGH Heliopolis
  • 21/6/16e He embarked Alexandria
  • 30/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 22/7/16 He was in Etaples
  • 28/7/16 He went to the 59th Battalion
  • 16/8/16 He went to a grenade course
  • 16/12/16 He was sick with trench feet
  • 27/12/16 He went to England with trench feet
  • 15/1/17 He was at the 3rd Southern General Hospital Oxford
  • 13/4/17 He returned to his unit
  • 12/ 5/17 In France he was ill with an abscess on the groin
  • 27/7/17 He had measles
  • 28/9/17 He rejoined battalion
  • 22/2/18 He had a furlough in England
  • 15/3/18 He rejoined his unit
  • 8/8/18 He was killed in action and buried in a cemetery 2500 yards from Hazabrouk
  • Re buried at Heath Cemetery
  • His father G S Huntingford received the medals

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