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Harry BUNYAN

Regimental number82
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Wellington (?), New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBodangora via Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation17
Height5' 7"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Bunyan, Bodangora via Wellington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death20
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 63), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Martha BUNYAN, Bodangora, New South Wales. Native of Bathurst, New South Wales
Other details

Embarked Alexandria for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 25 August 1915; absorbed into the 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915; evacuated Gallipoli and disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915.

Absorbed into 12th Light Horse Regiment, 22 February 1916.

Found guilty, 30 November 1916, of insolence to an Non Commissioned Officer, 27 November 1916: awarded 96 hours' detention.

Detached for duty to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, for Machine Gun Source, 25 February 1917.

Rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 8 March 1917.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 August 1917; rejoined unit, 29 August 1917.

Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUNYAN Harry

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