George Frederick HATTY


HATTY, George Frederick

Service Number: 66
Enlisted: 27 March 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Machine Gun Company
Born: Timboon, Victoria, 4 November 1894
Home Town: Timboon, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cobden Church of England Roll of Honor, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 66, Melbourne, Victoria
27 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 66, 10th Machine Gun Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 66, 10th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 66, 10th Machine Gun Company, 1st Passchendaele

George Frederick Hatty.

George was one of twelve children and hailed from Timboon, a Military exempt area. On the 12-10-1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres, he was killed along with Sgt. Clifford Binks (described as his great pal) and Pte.William Pascoe (both 10 Machine Gun Company). During the Battle a projectile hit them whilst they were in a trench. George had two serving brothers at the time. He was active with the Timboon Football Club.

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