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Noftall Edward George
1st Bn. Royal Newfoundland Regiment
29 september 1918
Son of Henry and Rachel Noftall, of 14, Prince of Wales St., St. John's, Newfoundland
5'7" = 1.70m
160 lbs = 72kg
Scar on the left cheek
Haringhe Bandaghem Military Cemetery
Plot III , Row C , Stone 41
2 september 1914
3 october 1914
15 april 1915
30 may 1915
20 august 1915
31 august 1915
12 september 1915
17 november 1915
17 january 1916
13 march 1916
31 january 1917
13 march 1917
7 september 1917
18 september 1917
30 december 1917
29 september 1918
Enlisted at St. John's , Newfoundland
After basic training he embarked S.S. Florizel at St. John's for the United Kingdom.
"Southampton was the destination of the convoy after originally planning on Devonport. As the convoy reached Fastnet, strong German wireless calls were heard aboard the escort cruisers.
There were several reports of U boat activity in the English Channel and later on October 12, in the approaches to Southhampton. The convoy was disembarked at Devonport.
The German Admiralty had learned on October 8, from agents in New York, that a convoy was on the way.
On October 10, the German submarines U8 and U20 were dispatched to attack the convoy off Boulogne, France, which they believed was the convoy's destination. The convoy had a lucky escape."
He was late for the 9 am parade and confined to barracks for 2 days.
Overstayed his pass from 12 h till 23h30 and was confined to camp for 3 days.
He embarked in Plymouth on 20 august 1915 and disembarked in Alexandria , Egypt
Entrained for Cairo
He embarked again at Alexandria 12 september 1915 for Gallipoli and landed at Suvla Bay during the night of 19-20 september 1915.
Evacuated sick , he was admitted to hospital in Malta with Pyrexia on 26 november 1915.
He was invalided to England, M.S. Mauretania, on 17 january 1916 and admitted to the 3rd London Hospital , Wandsworth , Uk on 25 january 1916 suffering from paratyphoid.
He was discharged to duty on 13 march 1916 and was attached to General Headquarters in St. John's on 6 november 1916.
Entraining again from St. John's heading for the UK on 31 january 1917 and he embarked in Halifax on 16 april 1917 .
Overstayed his pass from 11pm till 14h25 and was punished for 3 days extra Guard duty
He embarked in Southampton on 7 september 1917 reaching Rouen , France 9 september 1917.
Joined Base Depot in Rouen but was treated at 11th Stationary Hospital , Rouen for scabies on 25 september 1917.
Rejoined his battalion and stayed with them throughout the campaign till his death.
He died of appendicitis at the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station stationed at Haringhe Bandaghem and was buried in the adjacent cemetery.