Halcro Drummond MAIN MM


MAIN, Halcro Drummond

Service Number: 1611
Enlisted: 1 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 20 August 1894
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Kelvinside Acadamy, Glasgow
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 April 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Block O, Plot VIII, Row J, Grave 6
Memorials: Adelaide Fire Underwriters' Association of S.A. WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide Marine Underwriters Association of S.A. WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1611, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1611, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1611, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
2 Apr 1917: Wounded German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW (wrist)
12 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1611, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Corporal H. D. Main, who died on April 12 from wounds received in action in France, is the son of Mr. W. D. Main of Glasgow, Scotland. He joined the service of the Union Bank in 1911 and transferred to the Adelaide branch shortly afterwards. He later joined the staff of
the New Zealand Insurance Company, where he remained until the date of his enlistment. He waa a prominent figure in Rugby circles, and was a member of the London Scottish Rugby Ciub in England." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 02 Jun 1917 (nla.gov.au)


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Halcro Drummond MAIN was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 20th August, 1894

His parents were William Davidson MAIN & Christian Dawson DRUMMOND

His name has been spelt incorrectly on some war records (i.e. Halero, Halco)