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William Edward HARRY

Regimental number1717
Place of birthExeter, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs G Harry, Exmouth Road, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Gertrude Harry, Exmouth Road, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was well known in swimming circles in South Australia. He connected with the Semaphore Amateur Swimming Club, he had distinguished himself in several races in all parts of the state." Details from Brother.
FateDied of wounds 29 March 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death29
Place of burialAveluy Communal Cemetery Extension (Row M, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Gertrude HARRY. Native of Exeter, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother; Sgt Walter Henry Harry 48th Battalion until final demobilization

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