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Harold Paul VERDON

Regimental number5923
Place of birthNorth Gippsland, Victoria
Place of birthMirboo, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address53 Hoddle Street, Richmond North, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Verdon, 53 Hoddle Street, Richmond North, Victoria
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed six years in Post Office.
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 12), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Bridget VERDON, 269 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 525 Corporal William Ernest VERDON, 21st Bn, killed in action, 22 December 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 May 1917; Corporal, 9 July 1917. Wounded, 4 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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