Harold Leslie JELLETT

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JELLETT, Harold Leslie

Service Number: 3370
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parkside, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Bordertown, Tatiara, South Australia
Schooling: Parkside and Kensington Public Schools
Occupation: Farm Labouer
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France, 25 April 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No Known Grave.
Memorials: Adelaide M04d The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3370, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3370, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3370, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3370, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
14 Aug 1916: Wounded Pozières, Shrapnel Wound Left Leg
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3370, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
2 Apr 1917: Wounded German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Gun Shot Wound Leg
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3370, 50th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
26 Sep 1917: Wounded Polygon Wood, Shrapnel Wound Arm
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3370, 50th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography

3370 Private (Pte) Harold Leslie Jellett, 50th Battalion ex 10th Battalion. A farm labourer from Bordertown (/explore/places/34), South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Benalla (A24) for Egypt. On 29 February 1916 he was transferred to the 50th Battalion which relocated to the Western Front, France, during June 1916. During the following 14 months he was wounded in action on three separate occasions (1st = Mouquet Farm 14/08/16 (/explore/campaigns/5); 2nd = Noreuil 02/04/17 (/explore/campaigns/21) and 3rd = Polygon Wood 26/09/17 (/explore/campaigns/19)) and each time was evacuated to England for treatment, recuperation and furlough. Pte Jellett was killed in action in the counter-attack to retake Villers-Bretonneux on 25 April 1918. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was aged 28 years.

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