Harold PARDEY

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PARDEY, Harold

Service Number: 1761
Enlisted: 26 May 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, November 1889
Home Town: Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed In Action, Palestine, 11 April 1918
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Row H, Grave 73, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll, Wickham Public School Great War Honour Roll, Wickham St James' Anglican Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1761, 17th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1761, 17th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1761, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney
26 Jan 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
22 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
11 Apr 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1761, 1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

Awaiting Memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery.

103 years ago today, on the 11th April 1918, Lance Corporal Harold Pardey, 1st Australian Camel Battalion (Reg No-1761), carpenter from Wickham Street, Wickham, New South Wales, father of one (Harold Albert, born 26.6.1910, Stockton, N.S.W., died 24.5.2003), was Killed in Action at the Jordan Valley, Palestine, age 29.

No Roll of Honour circular submitted.

Born at Wickham, New South Wales about 1889 to Albert A (died 1897) of Grey Street, Wickham, New South Wales, and Margaret Ellen (died 1940 as JOHNSON) Pardey; husband of Agnes Pardey nee Kenward (married 1908, Newcastle, N.S.W., died 1970?) of Callan Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Harold enlisted May 1915 with the 17th Battalion at Liverpool, N.S.W.

Mr Pardey’s name has been inscribed on the Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Wickham (Hawkins Oval) Soldiers' Memorial (photo, unveiled on the 24th May 1916, 94 names now inscribed of the Fallen), Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board (1), Wickham St. James' Anglican Church Honour Roll and the Book of Gold. Name not inscribed on the Newcastle Progressive Carpenters & Joiners Roll of Honour.

Younger brother Leslie James (55th Battalion, Reg No-871, born 1892, died of wounds on the 12th October 1917, Battle of Polygon Wood), awaiting memorialisation same location.

There is no headstone for Andrew, so November 2017 I placed a cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service. ANGLICAN 1-46. 57.

There are no memorial inscriptions on the headstone at the parent’s gravesite to tell us of the supreme sacrifice of their sons Harold and Leslie, so September 2017 I placed Memorial crosses adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the memorialised grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service. ANGLICAN 1-46. 57.

Lest We Forget.

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