Henry Gilmour RADBONE MM

RADBONE, Henry Gilmour

Service Number: 1800
Enlisted: 6 January 1915
Last Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 28 June 1894
Home Town: Bridgewater (South Australia), Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Bridgewater Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 1 July 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Plot V, Row C, Grave no. 30, Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bridgewater Honour Roll, Crafers WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1800, 10th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, 1800, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Lincoln embarkation_ship_number: A17 public_note: ''
1 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, 1800, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
6 May 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Bullecourt (Second), Awarded a Military Medal (Bullecourt 6th May, 1917) for skillfull leadership & splendid example while in temporary charge of platoon, also personal acts of gallantry - Recommendation date 14th May, 1917
9 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 10th Infantry Battalion
30 Jun 1918: Involvement 1800, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1800 awm_unit: 10 Battalion awm_rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant awm_died_date: 1918-06-30

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Henry Gillmore RADBONE was born on 28th June 1894 in Adelaide, South Australia

His parents were James RADBONE and Catherine MARTIN

He had previous service in the CMF (74th Battalion) before he enlisted in Oaklands, SA on 6th January, 1915 - Rank Private

He embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT Port Lincoln on 1st April, 1915  with the 10th Australian Infantry Battalion, 4th Re-inforcements- he joined his Battalion in Gallipoli and remained there until the evacuation with the exception of 8 weeks in hospital due to schrapnel wounds to his arm - he then accompanied his Battalion to France and served without respite until his death - he received a promotion to Sergeant ( in the Field) on 20th October, 1916 and also promoted to Company Quarter Master Sergeant on 9th June 1917

Henry died on 30th June 1918 of wounds received in action in France and is buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery -

As well as the Military Medal he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal. - his name is commemorated on the Australian War Memorial -

Henrys brother Thomas B RADBONE also served with the same Battalion