Herbert George FLAXMAN


FLAXMAN, Herbert George

Service Numbers: 25632, 25682
Enlisted: 15 January 1916
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, August 1888
Home Town: Petersham, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plasterer
Died: Influenza & Pneumonia, Clyne House Military Hospital, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire, UK, 25 November 1918
Cemetery: Manchester Southern Cemetery
Manchester Southern Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 216), Lancashire
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 25632, 4th Division Supply Column
29 Jul 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 25632, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column
29 Jul 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 25632, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
5 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
25 Nov 1918: Involvement Gunner, SN 25682, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK 

Died on this date - 25th November (1918)......Gnr Herbert George Flaxman was born in 1888 in the district of Marrickville, Sydney, NSW. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 15th January, 1916 as a 27 year old Plasterer from Petersham, Sydney, NSW.

Gunner Flaxman arrived in England on 14th September, 1916 for further training before being sent to the Front. He was appointed as Saddler on 27th December, 1916 then proceeded to France on 8th January, 1917. He was transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade on 28th April, 1917 & remustered as Gunner.

Gunner Flaxman was on leave to UK from 19th December, 1917 & rejoined his Unit on 5th January, 1918.

Gunner Flaxman was on leave again to UK from 6th November, 1918. He was admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester with Influenza on 10th November, 1918, whilst on leave.
Gunner Herbert George Flaxman died at 9 pm on 25th November, 1918 at Clyne House Military Hospital, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire, England from Pneumonia.

He was buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England where 15 other WW1 Australians & 1 Nurse are buried.