George Alfred FOOTE

Badge Number: 25989, Sub Branch: Alberton / Rosewater

FOOTE, George Alfred

Service Number: 3553
Enlisted: 6 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 6 September 1893
Home Town: Queenstown, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 13 October 1956, aged 63 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Queenstown Christ Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 May 1916: Enlisted
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3553, 32nd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3553, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

George Alfred Foote was born in the small town of Broken Hill on the 6 of September 1893. where he would stay with his mother until he was enlisted into the Australian Army at the age of 22. He was placed into the 32th battalion and given the service number of 3553 and placed on HMAT Ballarat and sent over to the frontlines of Europe. Where would he serve there as a private from 1916 to 1919. He fought with his unit through the battles of 1917 but was sick in hospital for the first few months of 1918. He returned to service in May 1918 and remained with his unit for the rest of the war.

He would return to Australia on the 6th of October 1919 he would continue to serve in the Australian Army until 1920 where would move to the suburb of Queenstown. Where he would spend the most of life as labouer until his death on 13 of October in 1956 he was later buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A., Australia.