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Harold Leslie ASH

Regimental number3408
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
AddressGrant's Coffee Palace, Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 1"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs Ruth Ash, 4 Arthur Place off Surflen Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 8 months in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date19 April 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 29th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 7 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Joined Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, from Australia, 21 December 1917.

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 16 March 1918.

Detached to Soldiers' Club, Kantara, 5 April 1918.

Marched in to 9th Light Horse Regiment, Ludd, 22 June 1918.

Admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 22 August 1918; transferred to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Jerusalem, 23 August 1918; transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 August 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 24 August 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 12 September 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 12 September 1918 (malaria); to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, 4 October 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 19 October 1918 (malaria); to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, 27 October 1918; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 30 November 1918.

Found guilty, 6 February 1919, of contravening General Routine Order 360 para. 3226, viz. being in a brothel: deprived of 14 days' pay.

Rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 2 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 3 September 1919.

War service: 2 years 137 days (of which 1 year 261 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 September 1950
Age at death51
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7, Grave 34), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASH Harold Leslie

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