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Harold Walter Thomas HASLAM

Regimental number9134
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolChrist Church, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingUniversity Student
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPharmacist
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W G S Haslam, 111 Victoria Street, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameConvalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London, and Special Reinforcements (Feb 1915 - March 1916)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 1 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 20 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death21
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row C, Grave NO.18), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W.G. and L. HASLAM, 15 Lower Fort Street, Dawes Point, Sydney
Medals

Military Medal

'On 20th July, 1917, near YPRES, Battery position was subjected to heavy shelling, which resulted in six casualties. In spite of the continued shelling Private HALSAM, with utter disregard of his own personal safety, immediately went to their assistance, dressed their wounds, and remained with them until the shelling slackened sufficiently for stretcher bearers to convey them to the Dressing Station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

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