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Horace Carl HARTON

Regimental number25
Place of birthSandringham, Victoria
SchoolCaulfield Grammar School, Victoria
Other trainingMelbourne University, Trinity College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUniversity student
Address2 Alison Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinWalter James Harton, 12 Allison Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He passed his second year in the Arts Course at the Melbourne University and was studying for the Church of England Ministry." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1915
Place of death or woundingOn the transport 'Southland' in the Agian Sea
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row M, grave No. 217), Lemnos, Greece
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Agnes HARTON, "Stanway", Blackburn Street, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Surgeon Major F.L. Bignell, D.S.O. Also Edward F Blyth, son of P Blyth, Devonport, Tasmania (killed), and Eddie Blyth, grandson of the above and P.Blyth, D.S.O and about 17 others.

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