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Harry Gordon VERNON

Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationDentist
AddressCranbrook, Beecroft, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, John Vernon, Cranbrook, Beecroft, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 2nd Battalion
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Major


Unit: 2nd Battalion
Promotion date: 10 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919, for onward travel to Sydney, disembarked HT 'Sardinia', Sydney; discharged (appointment terminated), 10 August 1919.

Wounded and rejoined battalion, 14 May 1917. Appointed OC, C Coy, 21 June 1917. Attached to 109 Infantry Brigade, British Expeditionary Force, 18-22 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 February 1939
Age at death59
SourcesNAA: B2455, VERNON Harry Gordon

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