George Hurtle Roy WISEMAN

Badge Number: 49998

WISEMAN, George Hurtle Roy

Service Number: 5099
Enlisted: 9 June 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Snowtown, South Australia, 4 December 1893
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Clare St Barnabas Anglican Church WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1917: Enlisted
22 Dec 1917: Involvement Private, SN 5099, 32nd Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1917: Embarked Private, SN 5099, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 5099, 50th Infantry Battalion

Pte George Hurtle Roy Wiseman

From How We Served

5099 Private George Hurtle Roy Wiseman of Clare, South Australia had been employed as a labourer when he enlisted for War Service on the 9th of June 1917. Allocated to reinforcements for the 32nd Battalion 1st AIF.

George departed Australia bound for England and further training on the 22nd of December sailing via Egypt and Italy before arriving at Southampton on the 4th of March 1918. By the 6th of May George was being sent to France and following further training at the ‘Bull Ring’ at Etaples he was transferred to the 50th Battalion and joined his Unit in the trenches on the 22nd of May.

George would remain on duty until he was wounded in action by shrapnel wounds to his left thigh on the 13th of September and was evacuated back to England for hospitalization on the 18th of September. On the 8th of December 1918 George was embarked for his repatriation back to Australia and arrived on the 28th of February 1919, receiving his official discharge from the 1st AIF on the 15th of March.

Re-entering into civilian life George’s untimely death, at the age of 27, occurred on the 15th of November 1921 and following which he was formally laid to rest within West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia.

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