Service Number: 3563
Enlisted: 4 November 1916, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Douglas, Queensland, 5 April 1893
Home Town: Port Douglas, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Port Douglas State School
Occupation: Farmer/Selector
Died: Training accident (injuries), Salisbury Plains, England, United Kingdom, 18 September 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Durrington Cemetery, Durrington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mossman War Memorial, Port Douglas Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3563, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Townsville, Queensland
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3563, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ayrshire embarkation_ship_number: A33 public_note: ''
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3563, 4th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
18 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3563, 25th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3563 awm_unit: 25 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-09-18

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Harold was accidentally shot during the demonstration of the Lewis gun whilst in training in England prior to deployment to France.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harold ANDREASSEN was born  on 5th April, 1893 in Port Douglas, Queensland

His parents were Severin Berner ANDREASSEN & Mary Jane Brennan JORGENS