Henry Theodore SWANTON

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SWANTON, Henry Theodore

Service Number: 631
Enlisted: 2 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Goodwood, South Australia, 16 January 1894
Home Town: Cockburn, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Cleaner (S.A.R)
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 July 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 631, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 631, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE H. T. SWANTON.

Much regret will be expressed at the death of Private H. T. Swanton, the third son of Mrs. W. Brown, Essex-street, Goodwood. He was 23 years of age, and was born at Essex-street, Goodwood. He enlisted last year, and left here in November last. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Railway Department at Cockburn, where he made many friends. Another son of Mrs. Brown, Private J. J. Swanton, is at present in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 26 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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