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Harold William ATHERTON

Regimental number1678
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Address82 Mount Korong Road, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs Rita Atherton, 82 Mount Korong Road, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date26 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Marist Brothers' College Roll of Honour, RSL Museum, Bendigo, Victoria.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1505 Pte Charles Fleming ATHERTON, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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