Harold FERRETT

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FERRETT, Harold

Service Number: 1717
Enlisted: 2 September 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blinman, South Australia, Australia, 21 March 1896
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 5 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blinman & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Blinman Boer War, WW1 & WW2 Honour Rolls, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1717, 32nd Infantry Battalion
11 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1717, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1717, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1717, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His brother, 979 Private George Clement Ferrett 10th Battalion was killed in action at Gallipoli 25th/29th April, 1915.

Another brother, 1085 Lance Corporal Robert Denton Ferrett, 43rd Battalion AIF, was returned home with debility during December 1917.

Adelaide Observer 23 September 1916. LATE LCE.-CPL. FERRETT.

BL1NMAN, September 9.—Yesterday news was received that Lce.-Cpl. Harold Ferrett had been killed in action in France. The deceased, who was about 20 years of age, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ferrett, now of Prospect, and for many years esteemed residents of this district. His lively and generous disposition secured for him a large circle of friends wherever he went. His elder brother, Clement, was one of the first to respond to the call, and fell shortly after the memorable landing at Gallipoli. Another brother, Robert Ferrett, is now serving in the Australian Forces.

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