Harry BILNEY

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BILNEY, Harry

Service Number: 1239
Enlisted: 16 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kangarilla, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Kangarilla, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Beltana State School, South Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 10 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No Known Grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kangarilla War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1239, 16th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1239, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography

"THE. LATE PRIVATE H. BILNEY.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Bilney, of Kangarilla, have been notified of the death of their son, Private Harry Bilney, who was killed in France on August 10. He was 28 years of age. He enlisted at Broken Hill, and saw active service on Gallipoli." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 21 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Harry (a family nick name) had married and shortly before he signed up his wife died in childbirth,  their baby also died.