Cecil Jack HAZLITT

HAZLITT, Cecil Jack

Service Numbers: 85A, 85
Enlisted: 16 February 1915, 2 years senior cadets
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Signal Company
Born: South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia , 1897
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Haileybury College
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Old age, New South Wales, 15 June 1993
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Brunswick Juntion Memorial Hall Honour Roll, Haileybury College HB
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 85A, 28th Infantry Battalion, 2 years senior cadets
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 85, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 85, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
29 Jan 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 11th Infantry Battalion
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 51st Infantry Battalion
18 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 4th Divisional Signal Company
12 Apr 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 85A, 4th Divisional Signal Company, Returned for family reasons

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From AWM

Jack Hazlitt put his age up to enlist in 1915 and arrived in Gallipoli as a signaler with the 28th Battalion. He went to France in 1916 and joined the Signals Company of the 4th Division. He was severally shell shocked on a signal assignment and repatriated back to Australia in 1917. Jack was trained as a pilot but later failed to pass a health test. He was one of the first employees of Qantas Airways in Queensland as a ground engineer and worked in the same capacity for the Australian Arial Service in New South Wales.

What a life! (sic Evan Evans)