Private Hazara Singh

Photograph taken from the Saturday 24 November 1917 edition of “The Mirror” a newspaper in Sydney.
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Name: Hazara SINGH 

Rank: Private

Regimental Number: 5179 (13th Btn) and 83889

Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW

Date of Birth: 16th February 1883 (Civil records suggest 1876)

Place of Birth: Lahore, India

Occupation: Store keeper

Marital Status: Married


Father: Mr Deloop SINGH, Son of Attar SINGH, Village Our, Post Office Our, Jullandah, Punjab, India

Also wife: Mrs Ada SINGH, 4 Monte Video Terrace, Weymouth, United Kingdom

Also: 110 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales

Religion: Sikh

Prior service: 32nd Sikhs Afghanistan, Wazirstan with British Indian Army (likely to have been with the 32nd Punjab Pioneers - now the 2nd Sikh Light Infantry, and potentially involved in the Relief of Chitral)

Service Outline:

Colour patch : 13 Infantry Battalion, AIF

Source: Australian War Memorial.

  • Served with 32nd Sikh Regiment in the Afghan War plus five years in Burma.

  • 28th August 1901 - Likely arrived Australia per ‘Oroya’.

  • 28th December 1915 - Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Sydney and to camp Liverpool.

  • 31st March 1916 - Embarked Sydney for the United Kingdom per Transport ‘Star of Victoria’ with 16th Reinforcements Group for the 13th Infantry Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Division.

  • Disembarked

  • 7th June 1916 - Embarked Alexandria for Marseilles.

  • 14th June 1916 - Disembarked Marseilles and train to northern France and to 4th ABDB Etaples.

  • 21st July 1916 - To 13th Infantry Battalion and operations France and Flanders against the Germans including the major Allied attack on Pozieres.

  • 23rd August 1916 - Sick with asthma and to General Hospital Camiers.

  • 2nd September 1916 - To United Kingdom per Hospital Ship ‘Stad Antwerpen’ and to General Hospital Manchester.

  • 23rd October 1917 - To camp Perham Downs.

  • 26th December 1916 - To 2nd Convalescent Depot Weymouth, with debility.

  • 17th March 1917 - Embarked Plymouth per Transport ‘Beltana’ being (unspecified) over age.

  • 13th June 1917 - Discharged Sydney Medically Unfit.

  • 5th November 1917 - Re-enlisted in the Australian Military Force for Home Service.

  • 29th June 1918 - Discharged over age (49 years).

Other Information:

  • Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal 1914-1919.

  • Described as 64.45 inches tall, 114 pounds in weight, chest 30 to 33 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes and grey hair.

  • Noted his objection to eating beef in hospital.

  • Noted as a Repatration Department case circa 1932 and apparently Wounded in Action.


Photograph taken from the Saturday 24 November 1917 edition of “The Mirror” a newspaper in Sydney.
To see original source please click


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