NAGEL, Harry

Service Number: 1861
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Violet Town, Victoria, 13 October 1887
Home Town: North Perth, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Perth
Occupation: Business Manager
Died: Killed In Action, Passchendale, Belgium, 17 October 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot IV Row C Grave 13
Memorials: Euroa Telegraph Park
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth, Western Australia
31 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant (CQMS), SN 1861, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant (CQMS), SN 1861, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Fremantle
17 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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"...Lieutenant Harry Nagel, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, of North Perth, WA. Lt Nagel was a business manager before enlisting on 17 August 1914. He embarked from Fremantle on 31 October 1914, on HMAT Medic, as Quartermaster Sergeant with the 8th Battery of the 3rd Field Artillery brigade, regimental number 1861. After serving on Gallipoli, he was transferred to 112th Battery, 24th Howitzer Brigade. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 August 1916, and transferred to 111th Battery, 11th Field Artillery Brigade on 25 January 1917. On 22 July 1917 he was wounded in Belgium and evacuated to hospital in Le Havre; on 3 August 1917 he rejoined his unit in Belgium. On 17 October 1917 he was killed in action in Belgium: while returning along the duckboard walk from Zonnebeke to the battery position near Kit and Kat Ridge, he was hit by a shell. He was mentioned in despatches dated 7 November 1917." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harry NAGEL was born on 13th October, 1887 in Violet Town, Victoria

His parents were John Henry Louis NAGEL & Emily BARNES

Harry married Ethel SYMONS in 1913 in Perth, Western Australia