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Regimental number776
Date of birth1890
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinBenjamin Aarons, 59 Cowper Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 3 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded, 6 August 1915.
FateDied of wounds
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death25
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave 7), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 643 Pte Gabriel AARONS, 13th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 17 October 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength of 4th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1915 (shrapnel wounds, legs).

Died of wounds, 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 August 1915.

Buried by Reverend McPhee, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AARONS Harold

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