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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", 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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