Feild, Corporal Gustav William (787)

No 3 Sqn AFC

Gustav Feild came from Murtoa, Victoria, and was a Plumber aged 32 when he enlisted in the AIF in September 1916. He transferred to No 2 Sqn AFC at Laverton on 23 October 1916 before departing Melbourne on HMAT A38 Ulysses two days later. After a short period of hospital in England, he was posted to No 69 (Australian) Sqn in France in August 1917, where he was promoted to Corporal in February 1918. He served in the unit’s quartermaster stores until he went to the UK on leave in October, and fell victim to the influenza pandemic.

He died from pneumonia at Harefield Hospital on 9 November 1918. Cpl G W Feild is buried in Grave Aust 98 at Harefield (St Mary) Cemetery, Middlesex, England.

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