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Date of birth7 December 1872
Place of birthNewbury, Berskshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStaff Sergeant Major Instructional Staff
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation42
Height6' 0.75"
Weight194 lbs
Next of kinInfant son, N.H.E. Paulin, c/o Miss E.B. Twynan, Riversdale, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 21 years in the Life Guards, British Army; at time of AIF enlistment was serving on the Instructional Staff, Commonwealth Military Forces.
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Sergeant Major
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 4 August 1915


Unit: 53rd Battalion
Promotion date: 29 April 1916

FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Gladys PAULIN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 4 August 1915; promoted Lieutenant, 25 September 1915.

Transferred to A Squadron from Regimental Headquarters, 27 September 1915.

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 28 September 1915, and transferred same day to HS 'Gascon'; transferred to General Hospital, Gibraltar, 8 October 1915 (dysentery); to England, 14 October 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 19 October 1915.

Embarked England to rejoin unit in Egypt, 22 February 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 5 March 1916; rejoined unit, Maadi, 7 March 1916.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 1 April 1916.

Promoted Captain, 29 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Reported missing in action, 19 July 1916; Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 2 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAULIN Harry

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