Harry ANTRAM

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ANTRAM, Harry

Service Number: 810
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 4 February 1895
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse Driver
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Rose Park Memorial Trees*
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 810, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 810, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 810, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 810, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Paris Panos

Harry Antram was born in Port Pirie, South Australia on the 4th of February 1895. Harry had no known schooling and it is yet to be discovered what he did in his childhood. Harry lived in a few places around Australia before he moved to New South Wales where he lived in his hometown of Broken Hill. Harry's parents Harry and Susannah Antram had no other children. Harry was named after his father who was said to be deceased before Harry chose to go to the war. Harry’s religious background was Presbyterian. We also know that Harry was single before attending the war. Harry’s occupation before the war was a horse driver.

Harry enlisted for the First World War (1914-1918) on the 19th of August 1914. There is no known information on why Harry had joined the army. His service number was 810 and his role throughout the war was in the 10th Infantry Battalion for the Australian Imperial Force. Harry trained in Egypt and fought in Gallipoli and received the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and a Victory medal.

Harry was later reported to be killed in action at Gallipoli on April the 25th at the age of 24. Harry's body still lays at Gallipoli but there are multiple memorials to commemorate him. One stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels. Most memorials in Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves. Harry is also commemorated on Australian War Memorial roll of honour, the Lone Pine Memorial to the missing and the Rose Park Memorial trees.

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Son of Harry ANTRAM and Susanna nee JEWLL

Original member of F Company 10th Battalion AIF

"PRIVATE H. ANTRAM.

Private Harry Antram, of the 10th Battalion of the First Australian Expeditionary Force, who is reported missing at the Dardanelles, was born at Port Pirie, and was working for the Broken Hill Proprietary Company recently. Previously to that he was employed by Messrs. Simpson and Son, Adelaide. He is the eldest son of Mr. H. Antram, of Magill, who for over 20 years was with Mr. John Hunter. They were previously at Mount Gambier, where both Mr. Antram and young Antram were well known."from the Broken Hill Barrier Miner 29 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au) 

 

 

 

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