Harlie Muir ECKFORD


ECKFORD, Harlie Muir

Service Number: 2301
Enlisted: 26 April 1916, West Maitland, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Maitland, New South Wales, 1895
Home Town: West Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mercer
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 24 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

26 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, West Maitland, NSW
17 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2301, 34th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2301, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
24 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2301, 13th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Harlie Muir ECKFORD was born in 1895 in West Maitland, NSW

His parents were Alick William Henry ECKFORD and Emily BRACKENREY

He enlisted on 26th April, 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 34th Battalion, 4th reinfocements - unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Borda on 17th October 1916 -he also served  with the 13th Battalion in France & Belgium

Harlie was Killed in Action on 24th September, 1917  near Polygon Wood - no known grave - he is listed on the Ypres (Menin Gate ) Memorial in Belgium and also honoured on the Australian War Memorial - he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal