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Harry Williams BIRT

Regimental number4131
Date of birth28 November 1888
Place of birthEast Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolEast Adelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAnthony Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.8
Height5' 4.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H M Birt, Anthony Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death6 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XXVIII, Row E, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Henry Howard (d. 29 February 1932, aged 88; bu. Payneham) and Helen Mary (d. 18 October 1946, aged 90; bu. Payneham) BIRT, Devon Street, Largs Bay, South Australia. Born at Adelaide. Photo: Brian McLauchlan
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIRT Harry Williams

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