Harold Gordon AHLBRAND


AHLBRAND, Harold Gordon

Service Number: 4982
Enlisted: 28 April 1917, Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Hughenden, Queensland, Australia, 27 January 1899
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Central State School, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Wounds, France, 29 March 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1
Plot V, Row B, Grave 7, Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Doullens, Picardie, France
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4982, 31st Infantry Battalion, Brisbane
14 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4982, 31st Infantry Battalion
14 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4982, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
4 Jan 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 41st Infantry Battalion
29 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4982, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harold Gordon AHLBRAND was born in Hughenden, Queensland on 27th January, 1899

His parents were Heinrich Rudolph AHLBRAND and Mary Ann CLIFF

He had previously served for 3 years & 9 months in the Senior Cadets before he enlisted in Brisbane on 28th April, 1917 and embarked with the 31st Infantry Battalion, 14th reinforcements on 14th June 1917 from Sydney on the HMAT Hororata - he transferred to the 41st Infantry Battalion on 4th January 1918

Harold was wounded and died from his wounds on 29th March, 1918 in France and is buried in the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot V, Row B, Grave 7

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial-


His brother Norman Henry Joseph Leslie AHLBRAND (SN 6026) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919