Private Hazara Singh
Name: Hazara SINGH
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
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)
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.
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).
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.
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