Harry Witherick BAXENDALE

BAXENDALE, Harry Witherick

Service Number: 4393
Enlisted: 24 November 1916, Enlisted at sea on board SS Afric
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Westbourne Park, SA, 7 September 1894
Home Town: Westbourne Park (Cottonville), Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Mitcham School, Goodwood Public School, Adelaide High School
Occupation: Grocer's Assistant
Died: Died of wounds, France, 14 May 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
V A 5, Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Daw Park Goodwood Road Methodist Church Honor Roll, Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

7 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 4393, 32nd Infantry Battalion
7 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 4393, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
24 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4393, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at sea on board SS Afric

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Evlyn BAXENDALE and Hephzibah nee HITCHIN

Pte. Harry W. Baxendale, son of Mrs. Baxendale, of Westboume Park, died in the 3rd Auxiliary Casualty Clearing Hospital on May 14. The deceased finished his education at the Adelaide High School, and from that time until enlistment assisted in the business of his uncle, Mr. F. Meek, of Adelaide. He was deservedly popular among a wide circle of acquaintances, and was highly respected for his kindly disposition and sterling character. He took an active part in the work of the Goodwood Road Methodist Church, and at the time of enlisting was a lay preacher, steward, superintendent of the Junior C.E. Society, acting church organist, and Sunday school superintendent. He was 22 years of age. His widowed mother has another son, W. C. Baxendale, serving at the front.