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Harold Alfred STAPLES

Regimental number2353
Date of birth28 March 1897
Place of birthRochester, Kent, England
SchoolSaint Mary's (Catholic) School, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia12
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Albert Alfred Staples, 26 Rowe Street Mile End, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cadet Forces.
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Persia on 10 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 March 1917
Place of death or woundingButte-de-Warlancourt, France
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBazentin-Le-Petit Military Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert Alfred and Elizabeth Harriet STAPLES, 67 Hughes Stret, Mile End, South Australia. Native of Frindsbury, Kent, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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