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Harold Henry CLIFT

Regimental number4480
Place of birthWyalong New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShop assistant
AddressWest Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr W H Clift, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets for 12 months with the rank of Sergeant.
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 3 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 14 October 1915, 4th Bn,14th Reinforcement; taken on strength, 4th Bn, 31 July 1916; promoted Corporal, 24 August 1916.
FateKilled in Action 11 September 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death19
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No. 1) (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Wyalong Roll of Honour.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 67364 Pte Albert Ernest CLIFT, New South Wales Reinforcements 25, embarked 7 November 1918; ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities.
Other details

Enlisted Cootamundra, New South Wales.

War service: Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 7 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 April 1916.

Joined 4th Bn, 30 July 1916; reverted to rank of Pte. Promoted Lance Corporal, 3 August 1916; Corporal, 24 August 1916.

Killed in action, Belgium, 11 September 1916. Buried at Railway Dug-Outs Burial Ground, 1.5 miles SSE of Ypres [records state Ypres, France].

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal