Harcourt Byron Ernest ALDHAM

ALDHAM, Harcourt Byron Ernest

Service Numbers: 1874, 6419
Enlisted: 3 July 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fernvale, Queensland, 25 May 1881
Home Town: Bluff Rock, Tenterfield Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural Causes, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 31 August 1957, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 1874, 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse
10 Feb 1902: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 1874, 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

3 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6419, Sydney, New South Wales
11 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6419, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6419, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6419, 19th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle
24 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6419, 19th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Harcourt Byron Ernest ALDHAM was born in "Eden" Fernvale, Queensland on 25th May, 1881 to parents Harcourt ALDHAM and Mary Jane JONES

He married Bridget GALLOGLY in 1912 in Tenterfield NSW

Harcourt enlisted with the 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse which served in the Boer War - Unit left Sydney in April, 1902 on board the ship Manhattan

On 5th July, 1916 he enlisted for World War 1 with the 19th Battalion, 18th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Suevic on 11th November, 1916 - he returned to Australia on 31st March, 1919

Harcourt died on 31st August, 1957 and is buried in Coffs Harbour Historic Cemetery, NSW - Plot Ang3

PHOTO of his headstone (austcemindex.com)

FIND A GRAVE LINK (www.findagrave.com)

LINK to more information of the 3rd Battalion Commonwealth Horse & photo of ship - BOER WAR (alh-research.tripod.com)

 

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