Reginald Humphrey HARRINGTON

HARRINGTON, Reginald Humphrey

Service Number: 7020
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Manorbier, South Pembrokeshire, Wales, 1894
Home Town: Wagin, Wagin, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Agricultural Worker.
Died: Died of wounds, Messines, Belgium, 6 August 1917
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Grave II. G. 3.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagin & District Honour Roll, Wagin Roll of Honor, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 7020, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
23 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 7020, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Berrima, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Reginald was born at Manorbier, the son of Joseph and Kezia Harrington of Tudor Lodge, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales.


Births Jun 1894 

Harrington Reginald Humphrey  Pembroke 11a 1069

Reginald was 19 when he emigrated with his brother to Australia, and was living with him at Wagin, Western Australia when they both decided to enlist. His brother William was the first in France and the first to die, with Reginald sailing later, as part of the 23rd reinforcements for the 16th Battalion, AIF on 23 December 1916 from Fremantle. Reginald arrived in England on 11 March 1917, and joined up with the Battalion at Havre on 8 June 1917. The 2nd Australian Division was sent to Ypres, where it fought in the Battle of Passchendaele. Reginald was wounded at the opening Battle of Messines. Reginald died  aged 23.

His brother Private  William Joseph  Harrington - 6525. 16th Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F. also fell.

The brothers are honoured on the Manorbier War Memorial

Manorbier is a Village which sits on the South Pembrokeshire coast. In the Village is a mediaeval castle. The village War Memorial is in the form of a granite Celtic Cross behind railings  in front of the Church, and on this Cross are the names of the 26 men of the village who died in both World Wars, 23 in the first and 3 in the second.