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Henry Hartley McWATERS

Regimental number3542
Place of birthLeighton, South Australia
SchoolState Schools, Broken Hill and Wentworth, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressWentworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.5
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, J H McWaters, Wentworth, River Darling, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets; member, Rifle Club.
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Place of enlistmentWentworth, New South Wales
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 May 1916
Age at death from cemetery records19.9
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No.20), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary McWATERS, 'Curlwao', Wentworth, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsFive cousins killed
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as McWALTERS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McWATERS Henry Hartley
Red Cross File No 1970809Y

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