George Thomas MURROWOOD

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MURROWOOD, George Thomas

Service Numbers: 3194, 3194A
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, January 1896
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Wounds, Stoke-on-Trent War Hospital, Newcastle, Staffordshire, England, 1 August 1916
Cemetery: Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kew War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3194, 21st Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3194, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3194, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
1 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3194A, 60th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

George Thomas MURROWOOD was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1896

His parents were James MURROWOOD & Mary Louisa BYRNE

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 1st August…… Private George Thomas Murrowood was born at Princes Hill, North Carlton, Victoria in 1896. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 12th July, 1915 as a 19 year old, single, Bootmaker from Kew, Melbourne, Victoria.

As George Murrowood was under the age of 21 years, his parents were required to sign their consent for their son to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force for Active Service abroad. His father was deceased so his mother & stepfather both signed their consent for George Murrowood to enlist.

Private George Thomas Murrowood embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Wiltshire (A18) on 18th November, 1915 with the 6th Infantry Brigade, 21st Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements. He was transferred to 60th Battalion on 26th February, 1916 at Tel-el-Kebir.

Private Murrowood was admitted to Field Ambulance at Serapeum on 30th March, 1916 then transferred to Hospital the next day with blistered feet. He was discharged to duty on 1st April, 1916.

Private Murrowood was admitted to Field Ambulance at Ferry Post on 28th April, 1916 with Influenza. He was discharged to his Unit on 1st May, 1916.
Private Murrowood proceeded to France from Alexandria on 18th June, 1916 & disembarked at Marseilles, France on 29th June, 1916.

Private George Thomas Murrowood was reported to have been wounded in action in France on 19th July, 1916 at Fromelles. He was admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital in France on 22nd July, 1916 with G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) to right leg – compound fracture & was seriously ill. Private Murrowood embarked on Hospital Ship St. David from France on 28th July, 1916 & was admitted to Stoke-Upon-Trent War Hospital, Newcastle, Staffordshire, England on 29th July, 1916 with G.S.W. right leg – Amputation (severe). The Hospital Admissions form recorded “….Leg was amputated in France for gangrene.”
Private George Thomas Murrowood died at 6.30 am on 1st August, 1916 at Stoke-on-Trent War Hospital, Newcastle, Staffordshire, England from wounds received in action in France - G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) right leg.

He was buried in Hartshill Cemetery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England where 7 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/hartshill.html

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