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Harry Walter BANCROFT

Regimental number3010
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolAuburn and Burwood State Schools, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTruro Bishop Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs I A Bancroft, Truro Bishop Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Rifles and New South Wales Lancers, Citizen Military Forces ("nearly all his life")
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death20 July 1916
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 3), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Henry and Emma Bancroft, husband of ivy A. Bancroft, "Truro", Bishop Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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