George Frank Hatchett

George Frank Hatchett

Title: George Frank Hatchett
Description: Taken from the 'Surrey Comet', 11 November 1916 by-nc

Taken from the Surrey Comet, 11 November 1916

“[Private] Hatchett, of the R.A.M.C., died at Malta in his 21st year.  The son of Mr. And Mrs. Hatchett, of Jesmond, Gloucester road, Kingston, he was educated at Tiffin School, and took a lively interest in sport of all kinds, also in the Boy Scout movement, being an enthusiastic member of the 1st Surbiton (St Mark’s) Troop and obtaining his King’s Scout badge in 1911.  After leaving school he received an appointment on the staff at Messrs Parr’s Bank, Kingston and Surbiton, and held in the highest esteem by all.  In 1913 [Private] Hatchett joined the 3rd Home Counties Field Ambulances (R.A.M.C.), and mobilising with his unit on the outbreak of war in 1914, was sent to Gibraltar, where he was attached to the sanitary staff of the Rock.  Volunteering for duty on a hospital ship, he proceeded to Malta and thence to Salonica, returning to England last April.  Subsequently ordered to Salonica again he contracted a fatal attack of enteric fever.”

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