Herbert Henry SOARS


SOARS, Herbert Henry

Service Number: 3627
Enlisted: 27 October 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wards River, New South Wales, 21 March 1886
Home Town: Gloucester, Gloucester Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Gloucester Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium, 8 November 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Plot XXII Row A Grave 2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3627, Holsworthy, New South Wales
12 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3627, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3627, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
8 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3627, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele

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"...3627 Private Herbert Henry Soars, 19th Battalion, of Gloucester, NSW. A labourer before enlisting in October 1915, Pte Soars left Australia for Egypt with the 8th Reinforcements in December 1915, and transferred to the 2nd Battalion as part of the 'doubling-up' of the AIF before arriving in France for service on the Western Front in March 1916. Pte Soars was killed on Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium, on 8 November 1917, just fours days after rejoining the battalion from four months in hospital with an infection, aged 32." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)