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Regimental number971
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
Address35 Leicester Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H H Byers, 35 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dermatological Hospital
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Harry Alston BYERS. Enlisted 21 August 1914. Taken on strength, 5th Bn, 21 August 1914. Became batman to Padre Dexter. Attached to I Anzac HQ, 29 April 1916; AIF HQ, London, 19 November 1916; 1st Division HQ, 8 February 1917. Mortally wounded, on Amiens Railway station, by a German air bomb. Buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France.
FateDied of wounds 11 April 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death27
Place of burialSt. Pierre Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5348 Pte Robert Edward BYERS, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.

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