Harry Foster MIDGLEY

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MIDGLEY, Harry Foster

Service Number: 3414
Enlisted: 14 August 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, Godewaersvelde, France, 2 August 1917
Cemetery: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Central School Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3414, 14th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3414, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3414, 14th Infantry Battalion
17 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Egypt
17 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Gunner
15 Jun 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 24th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, France
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 3414, 24th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Mouquet Farm
25 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
6 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 3414, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Messines, GSW to left ear. Evacuated to hospital. Rejoined unit 29 June 1917.
1 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 3414, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , GSW to right arm, leg, chest and back sustained at Dickebusch. Evacuated to 41st CCS at Godewaersvelde, where he died of his wounds the next day 2 August 1917.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Wounded 1 August 1917 (GSW to right arm, leg, chest and back) at Dickebusch. Evacuated to 41st CCS at Godewaersvelde, where he died of his wounds the next day 2 August 1917.