Mervyn Ernest HAZEN


HAZEN, Mervyn Ernest

Service Number: 5341
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Rutherglen, Victoria, 13 January 1894
Home Town: Yarrawonga, Moira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 21 March 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yarrawonga War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5341, 22nd Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5341, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
21 Mar 1917: Involvement Private, SN 5341, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Mervyn Ernest HAZEN was born on 13.1.1894 in Rutherglen, Victoria

His parents were Robert Alfred HAZEN and Ellen Jane WARE

He enlisted on 7th August 1915 with the 21st Battalion - S/N 5341

Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Themistocles on 28th July, 1916

He had previously served with the CMF for 3 & a half years with the 58th Infantry

He died of wounds on 21st March, 1917 in France

Buried Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, France

OBITUARY - The Argus - Victoria dated 7.4.1917

Mr. & Mrs. R HAZEN of Yarrawonga have been informed that their eldest son Private Mervyn HAZEN had died of wounds received in France

Private Hazen who was about 22 years of age was a skilled athlete and one of the districts leading footballers