|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||Kensington College, Magill Road, North Kensington, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Agnes J Cleary, Kensington College, Magill Road, North Kensington, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Scottish Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commisioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Field Ambulance|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Granted leave with pay and subsistence, 12 June-12 August 1919 (Non-Military Employment: pultry farming, attending Kenmore Poultry Farm, Charing, Kent).
Reported to AIF Headquarters, 13 August 1919; granted 14 days' leave, to report to AIF Depot, Sutton Veny, 28 August 1919, to await allotment of transport for return to Australia.
Did not march in to Sutton Veny, but disappeared.
Struck of the strength of the AIF 'in consequence of desertion, 1 April 1920', and forfeited all entitlements, including war medals.
Subseuqently discovered living in Malherb, near Maidstone. Kent, working on the farm of a Mr Kitchen under the assumed name of MURRAY.
Medal entitlements etc restored, 9 January 1926.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CLEARY Harold Sydney|