Arthur Crispan Hazel

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
Crispan
Last Name: 
Hazel
Alternate Spelling: 
Arthur Crispin, Arthur Christopher, Arthur Crispen
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Hazel (nee Bates)
Father's Name: 
John Hazel
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 16, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
3rd battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 27, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
KIA
Details: 

Arthur Hazel (Service No 4102) was born in Clifton about 1896.
He was an iron merchant and 27 years of age when he enlisted.

He embarked with the 3rd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement from Sydney, on the HMAT A7 Medic on 30th December 1915.

In March 1916, Arthur embarked from Alexandria, Egypt, for Marseilles, where he disembarked on 28 March 1916.

Arthur served on the Western Front, fighting in France and Belgium.
On 19th October 1916 he was promoted to Lance Corporal, and on 10th March 1917 again prompted to Corporal. Soon after, on 9 April, he was wounded in action with a gun shot wound to his left thigh. Arthur was evacuated to England for treatment. He recovered and rejoined his unit.

In between fighting he was granted Leave, spending time in London and Paris in February 1918. By this time Arthur had received a promotion to Sergeant.

Arthur rejoined the 3rd Battalion, from Leave, on 22nd June, 1918, but unfortunately he was wounded only a few days after rejoining the fighting. Arthur sustained multiple gun shot wounds and was evacuated for treatment but at the 2nd Casualty Clearing Station he died on
27th June, 1918.

Arthur is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) at Souvenier Cemetrey. Plot 5, Row C, Grave 8.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HAZEL A C 4102

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