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Harold Alexander LETCH

Regimental number6
Date of birth--/05/1894
Place of birthDonnybrook Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationClerk
AddressStation Street, Moreland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinW J Letch, Station Street, Moreland, Victoria
Previous military service19th Signal Troop Army Engineers
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH2
Promotion date: 9 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30169, 6 July 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174, 11 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 26 January 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 17 June 1917

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 17 June 1917

FateKilled in Action 22 August 1918
Place of burialRamleh War Cemetery (Row AA, Grave No. 21), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and James LETCH, Littlewood Street, Hampton, Melbourne
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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