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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Harry, William Edward (1717)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 20 January 1915 – Oaklands, SA

Service Number: 1717            view online service record

Exmouth Road
Glanville, SA

Next of Kin:
Gertrude Harry (mother)
Exmouth Road
Glanville, SA

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 1 April 1915
Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln A17
Port: Adelaide, SA
Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion – 4th Reinforcements

DOW: Thursday, 29 March 1917
Place: France

Private, 52 Infantry, 29 March, 1917, France, aged 27, commemorated Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: Henry and Gertrude HARRY, born Port Melbourne (Attestation) or Exeter, South Australia (circular), educated Le Fevres Peninsula Public School, SA. A 21-year-old brother Walter Henry HARRY shown born at Glanville, SA. He enlisted as a 25-year-old with his parents at Glanville in South Australia. The circular suggested Port Adelaide as the late serviceman’s closest place of association and that he was well-known in swimming circles.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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