Harry MILFORD

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MILFORD, Harry

Service Number: 4528
Enlisted: 17 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 20 April 1890
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Mayfield Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Cook
Died: SW both legs , 44th Casualty Clearing station, Pozieres, France, 27 July 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Puchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 44), France
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Mayfield Public School Honour Roll, Waratah Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4528, 3rd Infantry Battalion
15 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4528, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
15 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4528, 3rd Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

Memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery.

104 years ago today, on the 27th July 1916, Private Henry (Harry) E Milford, 3rd Battalion, cook and labourer from "Austral", Waratah Street, Mayfield, New South Wales, died of wounds received at the Battle of Pozieres, age 26.

http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1645719/
No Roll of Honour circular submitted.

See Red Cross Wounded and Missing - https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1495533/

Born at Wickham, New South Wales on the 20th April 1890 to George Francis (died 1923 - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139358709) and Annie (died 1939 - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135450026) Milford (ANGLICAN 1-42. 26.),

Harry enlisted August 1915 at Newcastle, N.S.W.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137969695
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137104946
Wounded in action - 22.7.1916 (SW leg, foot and hip - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133881093, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133850353),

Pte Milford is now resting at Puchevillers British Cemetery, France. Plot II Row B Grave 44.

Harry’s name has been inscribed on the Waratah Park Memorial Gates, Mayfield Public School Honour Roll (photo, unveiled on the 19th October 1918), Book of Gold, Waratah Superior Public School Roll of Honour, NSW Govt Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

Memorial headstone placed at the gravesite of sister Edna Alma Milford, born 1904, died 1905 - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138385124, whose inscription has almost completely faded. ANGLICAN 1-44. 26.
http://sandgate.northerncemeteries.com.au/index.php/war-heroes/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&aso=exact&s_f=id&data_search=18392#3

Older brother George Scott (Reg No-1970, 18th Battalion, born 1881, died 1946) resting at the cemetery. ANGLICAN 1-18. 109.

Lest We Forget.

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