Harold Henry CLIFT


CLIFT, Harold Henry

Service Number: 4480
Enlisted: 18 October 1915, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wyalong, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: West Wyalong, Bland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 11 September 1916
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Wyalong Soldiers Memorial Hall
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Cootamundra, New South Wales
3 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4480, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4480, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Sydney
11 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4480, 4th Infantry Battalion

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"...4480 Corporal Harold Henry Clift, 4th Battalion from West Wyalong, NSW. An 18 year old shop assistant with previous service in the 44th Militia Battalion prior to enlisting in the AIF on 18 October 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 14th Reinforcements from Sydney on 3 February 1916 aboard HMAT Wandilla (A52). Following further training in Egypt, he joined the 4th Battalion in Belgium where he was killed in action near Ypres on 11 September 1916. Cpl Clift is buried in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)