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Number Private 3241

Battalion 59th Battalion

Place of Birth Port Mackay Queensland

Next of Kin His mother, Mrs. Mary Statham of Korumburra
and later South Melbourne and Brunswick

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 13/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment 27 years and 7 months, 5'5",
11 stone, grey eyes and fair hair

Religion Church of England

Occupation A signal porter with the railways

Date and place of death He died on 14/8/1916 at the
Eastern General Hospital Cambridge from gunshot wounds
to the hip received at Fleubaix at the Battle of Fromelle.

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Cambridge Borough Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He attended Leongatha State School and was connected mainly with Traralgon

Military History

He was a Leongatha State School past student
He was in a senior cadets unit
13/9/15 He enlisted
26/11/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth
29/2/16 He was in the 23rd Battalion at Tel el Kebir
18/3/15 He transferred to the 59th Battalion
18/6/16 He embarked Alexandria on the Kinfauns Castle
29/6/16 He disembarked at Marseilles
His effects were a purse, keys, cash 2/0 �, Egyptian coin, 2 halfpenny stamps, 1 war stamp
The solicitor from Leongatha asked for a death certificate
The telegram about his death went to Rev White before Mrs. Stratham
On Page 29 of his file is a medical case sheet.
He had an extensive wound going down to the bone.
There was a letter stating that he was wounded and assumed that he was progressing satisfactorily.
Mary asked for his deferred pay and she wrote stating that she has received a photo of her son�s grave
There is a good letter from Mary declaring she has received her War Service Badge and Bar because her other son was killed at Gallipoli. She wants a duplicate for her daughter. This was written in 1920. The duplicate cost 2/6
She received plaques, scrolls and medals.


STATHAM, George William

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