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Harold Hedley TOBITT

Regimental number3918
Place of birthWilliamstown, South Australia
SchoolWilliamstown Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWilliamstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Rosa Tobitt, Williamstown, South Australia
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 September 1917
Place of death or woundingWesthoek Ridge, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row K., Grave 2) Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Edith Rosa TOBITT, of Williamstown, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 50th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916. Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 April 1916 (mumps); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 April 1916; discharged to duty, 4 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1916 (gun shot wound, upper extremities); admitted to 25th General Hospital, Hardelot, 14 August 1916; transferred to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, 14 September 1916; rejoined unit, 2 October 1916.

Killed in action, 24 September 1916.

Buried North Pill Box, Westhoek Ridge, 2.75 miles E. of Ypres.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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