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Henry Arthur TALBOT

Regimental number3040
Place of birthTantanoola, South Australia
SchoolTantanool Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTantanoola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E L Talbot, Tantanoola, South Australia
Previous military serviceA member of the Tantanoola Rifle Club.
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas a Lewis gunner at Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, in August 1916. Won the Military Medal at Bullecourt, France, April 1917. Wounded at Passchendaele, Belgium, 12 October 1917.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingProyart, near Peronne, France
Age at death28.1
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. II), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Asher and Elizabeth Louisa TALBOT
Medals

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT on 11th April 1917 this man did splendid work in carrying ammunition and bombs from the advanced Battalion Dump to the Front Line, this had to be done through heavy enemy barrage of artillery and machine guns, although sniped at all the way he did his duty in a splendid manner showing great coolness and courage. When the order to retire was given he carried out a Lewis Gun with great risk to himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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