Harry Kenny THORPE

Regimental number3392
Place of birthChislehurst England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFairfield, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Miriam Manning Thorpe, Verne Street, Fairfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning of 16th September, 1918, near ROISEL these three men [THORPE, 14584 W. LECK and 639 J.A. CARR] displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty in the face of an intense concentrated shoot on the battery by the enemy. One gun was hit and the pit and camouflage set alight. The ammunition betan to explode but these men dashed down to the gun and extinguished the fire by tearing down the burning camouflage. By their prompt action and bravery a gun with its sight and ammunition was saved from damage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal