John (Jack) HAZELGROVE

HAZELGROVE, John

Service Numbers: 2913, 2913B
Enlisted: 4 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Worley, England, 1875
Home Town: Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Cribb Island, Queensland, Australia, 23 September 1947, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Milton Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2913, 52nd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2913, 52nd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2913, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
16 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
4 Dec 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2913B, 49th Infantry Battalion, per HT Somerset
16 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2913B, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

John (aka Jack) was the youngest of two children of James Hazelgrove (born 1836 in Sussex, England) and Elizabeth Read (born 1852 in Essex, England). James was a Soldier when he married Elizabeth in 1869 in Billericay in Essex. By 1881 the family moved to Norfolk, where James was a Labourer, and Elizabeth a Dressmaker.

Jack was living in Norwich, Norfolk and working as a Labourer in 1895 when he married Gertrude Beatrice Laskey (born 1877 in Norwich, Norfolk). Gertrude was a Domestic Servant, and in 1900 the couple immigrated to Brisbane, QLD on board the  Jumna. Jack and Gertrude lived in Bundaberg, QLD where Jack worked as a Labourer, and the family moved to Brisbane where, in July 1916, Jack enlisted in the AIF. He served as a Private (Service No:2913) with 52nd Infantry Battalion and 49th Infantry Battalion. Son John James (Private, Service No:3791) was KiA at Belgium in 1917; son Geoffrey James (Private, Service No:QX21140) was KiA in New Guinea in WWII, and son Reginald (Sapper, Service No:QX22190) served in WWII.

Jack and Gertrude remained in Brisbane, where Jack worked as a Fireman and Labourer before relocating to Cribb Island, at Sandgate where Gertrude died in 1943. Jack worked as a Labourer and died in 1947. 

 

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