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Harry Phillip HARN

Regimental number127
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWheelwright
AddressFederal Road, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMrs Harn, Federal Road, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name11th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Harry spelt Henry
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES from 22nd September to 12th October, 1917, Corporal HARN (then Lance Corporal) was attached to the 1st Divisional Pack Train. On several occasions he was given charge of a convoy of pack horses loaded with ammunition to take forward and though enemy shell fire was severe on no occasion did he fail to reach his destination. Owing to his sound judgment and gallant leadership on several critical occasions the supply of ammunition to the forward dumps was maintained. His work has always been of a high order and his devotion to duty very marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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