Ernest Hugh HATFIELD

HATFIELD, Ernest Hugh

Service Numbers: 1663, Q215278
Enlisted: 21 February 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, 28 August 1896
Home Town: Eton, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Natural causes, New Farm, Queensland, 11 February 1953, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Eton War Memorial, Eton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1663, Rockhampton, Queensland
20 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1663, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1663, 47th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Wounded Lance Corporal, SN 1663, 47th Infantry Battalion, Messines, GSW (head)
5 Apr 1918: Imprisoned Villers-Bretonneux
5 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 47th Infantry Battalion
5 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1663, 47th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

12 Apr 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q215278, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
13 Apr 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Corporal, SN Q215278, 15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Corporal, SN Q215278, 15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of John Hatfield and Jane (nee Bussell)

Husband of Bijou Isabel Margaret (nee Perry) - Wed in 1931

Father of Blanche