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Henry HARDING

Regimental number567
Date of birth23 November 1883
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolCommercial Road County School, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Pepper, 10 South East Road, Upper Northern Street, Poplar, London, England
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Discharge date5 November 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers-in-law: 278 Pte Thomas CLUES, 27th Bn, killed in action, 4 August 1916; 1924 Pte Robert Josiah CLUES, 10th Bn, killed in action, 1 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 3 July 1915; discharged to unit, 10 July 1915; rejoined unit, 11 July 1917.

To hospital, Gallipoli, 21 July 1915 (influenza); admitted to hospital, Malta, 25 July 1915; transferred to Egypt, 6 October 1915. Taken on strength, Overseas Base, Alexandria, 9 October 1915; rejoined forces at Gallipoli, 5 November 1915.

Admitted to No. 2 Light Horse Field Ambulance, 6 November 1915 (sprained ankle); rejoined unit, 8 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria (general Gallipoli evacuation), 6 January 1916.

Admitted to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 April 1916 (neurasthenia); transferred to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 13 April 1916; to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 4 May 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney', 24 June 1916; disembarked Adelaide, 27 June 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 5 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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