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Harry Edward SPOTSWOOD

Regimental number345
Place of birthSheffield Tasmania
SchoolBeaconsfield State School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressBeaconsfield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C C Spotswood, Council Clerk, Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Beaconsfield State School Roll of Honour ('Esse Quam Videri': To be Be rather than to Seem), Tasmania.
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Before and after the war he was Council Clerk of Scotsdale in the north east of Tasmania

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