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Harry WEST

Regimental number2483
Place of birthKerang, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGannawarrah via Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J West, Gannawarrah via Kerang, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For consistent gallant conduct and devotion to duty as Stretcher-Bearers during the operations at Fleurbaix, Armentieres and on the Somme. They have answered the call without hesitation and regardless of heavy fire, setting a fine example of devotion to duty and self sacrifice for the sake of their wounded comrades.' [Refers also to 76 Phillip James CORNISH; 589 Pte James Francis DUNNE; 1064 Pte Walter SMALL; 1070 Pte Herbert DUNGEY; 2482 Pte Harry George FARRINGTON; 2403 William John SALTER.]

FateReturned to Australia 27 March 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 July 1920
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, leg), 27 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 18 August 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 19 June 1918; Corporal, 4 December 1918.

Granted leave for non-military employment, National School of Motoring, London, 14 July-14 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, 27 March 1920; discharged, 12 July 1920.

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

Date of death4 January 1966

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