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Regimental number3157
Date of birth4 August 1890
Place of birthMt Egerton, Victoria
SchoolSt Arnaud State School, Victoria
OccupationMedical student
Address144 Fergie Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Maud Fletcher, 144 Fergie Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date19 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 21 November 1915
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 3), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Harding and Mary jane DAVIDSON. Native of Egerton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals:1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalWas standing at the door of a hospital when a shrapnel pellet struck him and killed him instantly.' Colonel Hardy wrote: 'He is buried at Brown's Dip, the grave adjoining others of our own unit. Captain Bennett officiated, and some officers, non-coms. and men of the unit attended the service. I cannot tell you how deeply we feel his loss. He cannot be replaced. He was a very great favourite. . . . He would have been promoted sgt. in a few days. In the operating tent he made his influence much felt.' ('The All-Australia Memorial: Victoria Section')

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