Henry Alexander BLACK DCM, MM


BLACK, Henry Alexander

Service Numbers: 1150, 4155
Enlisted: 24 September 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Public School, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium, 31 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 1150, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4155, 11th Infantry Battalion
24 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4155, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
17 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4155, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
17 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4155, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Fremantle
7 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4155, Gunshot wound to the arm
11 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field
24 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, In the field
12 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, In the field
31 Oct 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 4155, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alexander and Janet Black of North Hill, NSW; brother of Roy George Black who returned to Australia on 24 June 1916 having served with the 20 Battalion

24 September 1915 - enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Henry also served in the Boer War with the 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles. Rank was Trooper and service number 1150

Biography contributed by Trent Bulakowski

Henry Alexander Black is a male who was born on the 19th of May 1882, he was born in Forbes, New South Wales, Australia. His mother [Mrs J Black] was a very supportive mother but Henry Alexander Black grew up without a father. When Henry Alexander Black was 12 he moved to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia. When Henry Alexander Black turned 23 he [Henry] got his first proper job, Henry's first proper job was as a miner. Henry Alexander Black worked in this industry for 11 years than he decided to go fight for the ANZAC's. When Henry Alexander Black joined the ANZAC's his ranking was private. Henry Alexander Black fought in the 11th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement. It was the 31st of October 1917 when a tragic event took place in Belgium, Henry Alexander Black had been killed in action and he [Henry] has died at the age of 35. Henry Aklexander Black's cemetry is placed at the famous and well known Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. Henry Alexander Black was embarked at the age of 36 in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.