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Rice, Harry Shercliffe (2246)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 30 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 29 April 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2246            view online service record

122 Edward Street
East Brunswick, VIC

Next of Kin:
Samuel Rice (father)
122 Edward Street
East Brunswick, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 1 August 1916
Ship: HMAT Orsova A67
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion – 4th Reinforcements

KIA: Monday, 15 October 1917
Place: France

Private, 59 Infantry, Killed in Action 15 October 1917, France, aged 33, commemorated Aeroplane Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 6), Ypres, Belgium.

Parents: Samuel and Lucy RICE, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Rice enlisted as a 30-year-old lorry driver with his father in East Brunswick as next of kin, Brunswick nominated as the serviceman’s closest place of association.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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