Marceau Norbert Francis (Frank) HAUTRIVE

HAUTRIVE, Marceau Norbert Francis

Service Number: 7244
Enlisted: 8 November 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, 14 March 1897
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Burwood State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Scholar
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 9 October 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Luddenham Badgery's Creek WW1 Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

8 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 7244, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 7244, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 7244, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Marceau Norbert Francis HAUTRIVE was born on 14th March, 1897 at his parents residence "Halecote" via Liverpool NSW

His parents were Marceau HAUTRIVE and Esther GULLIVER who married in 1895 in NSW

He had previous service for 2 years & 3 months with the 18th Infantry Regiment before he enlisted on 8th November, 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 7th Battalion, 24th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Ballarat on 19th February, 1917

He was listed as Missing in Action and later as Killed in Action on 9th October, 1917 - no known grave.  He is honoured on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial and the Australian War Memorial.  He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He went to War at such a young age to avenge the death of an ancestor who died in War.  Fate was to see him Killed in Action 

May he rest in peace 


Argus, Melbourne 21st November, 1917

HAUTRIVE.- Killed in Action, October 9, Frank Hautrive, only child of Marceau Hautrive, Sydney, grandson of Madame Hautriive and the late Marceau, nephew of W Hautrive, Ivanhoe and Mrs. Mc Donald, East Melbourne.