Henry Lawrence LINCOLN

LINCOLN, Henry Lawrence

Service Number: 3851
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Rozelle, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Canterbury Hospital, Kent, United Kingdom, 31 May 1918
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot 1V, Row E, Grave 19 Headstone inscription reads: Gone from us but not forgotten never shall Thy memory fade
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3851, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, NSW
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3851, 2nd Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3851, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Sydney
20 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3851, Gunshot wound to the left leg and evacuated to England on the 31 July 1916
28 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3851, Wounded 2nd occasion. Shell wounds to the back, head and arms. Evacuated to England on the 13th May 1918

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Timothy and Mary Lincoln of 17 Burns Street, Rozelle, Sydney, NSW; husband of Edith Lincoln of 16 Fields Place, Plough Road, Clapham Junction, London, UK

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 31st May…… Private Henry Lawrence Lincoln was born at Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales in 1896.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 24th August, 1915 as a 19 year old, single, Labourer from Rozelle, Sydney, NSW.

Private Henry Lawrence Lincoln, Service number 3851, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on HMAT Medic (A7) on 30th December, 1915 with the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 12th Reinforcements.

On 29th March, 1916 Private Lincoln proceeded from Alexandria on Troopship Transylvania to join B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) & disembarked at Marseilles, France on 4th April, 1916. He proceeded from1st Australian Divisional Base Depot at Etaples France on 24th May, 1916 & joined 2nd Battalion in France on 25th May, 1916 from Reinforcements.

Private Henry Lawrence Lincoln was wounded in France on 20th July, 1916. He was admitted to 141st Field Ambulance on 20th July, 1916 with G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) to left Leg then transferred to Casualty Clearing Station on 28th July, 1916. Private Lincoln was admitted to No. 9 General Hospital at Rouen, France on 30th July, 1916. He was marked for transfer to England on 31st July, 1916 & embarked from Havre, France on 1st August, 1916 on Hospital Ship Goorkha.

He was admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England on 1st August, 1916. Private Lincoln was marched in to 1st Training Battalion on 8th October, 1916 from No. 1 Command Depot.

On 22nd October, 1916 Private Lawrence proceeded back to France & rejoined his Battalion on 9th November, 1916.

Private Lincoln was admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance on 28th December, 1916 with Influenza. He was transferred to C.R.S. & rejoined his Battalion in France on 9th January, 1917.

He was admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance on 9th February, 1917 with Pleurisy. Private Lincoln was transferred to 5th D.R.S. (Divisional Rest Station) on 10th February, 1917 then transferred & admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station on 24th February, 1917. Private Lincoln was transferred to Ambulance Train 21 on 25th February, 1917 & admitted to No. 10 General Hospital at Rouen, France on 26th February, 1917 with Myalgia. He was transferred to Havre on 5th March, 1917 & embarked for England on Hospital Ship Formosa.

On 6th March, 1917 Private Lincoln was admitted to Reading War Hospital with Pleurisy (severe). He was transferred to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, England on 14th April, 1917 & discharged to furlo from 17th April to 2nd May, 1917.

He was medically classified as B1 A3 (fit for overseas training camp in 3 – 4 weeks) on 2nd May, 1917 while posted at No. 3 Command Depot. Private Lincoln was admitted to Hospital on 25th May, 1917 with Conjunctivitis & discharged on 27th May, 1917.

Henry L. Lincoln married Edith Parsons. Their marriage was registered in June quarter, 1917 in the district of Edmonton, Essex, England.

Private Lincoln returned from Absence on 16th June, 1917. He written up for an Offence on 21st June, 1917 while posted at No. 3 Command Depot at Hurdcott, Wiltshire – A.W.L. (absent without leave) from midnight on 8th June, 1917 till 1.30 pm on 16th June, 1917. He was awarded 8 days Field Punishment No. 2, in custody awaiting Trial – 4 days & forfeited a total of 20 days’ pay.
He was passed fit on 4th July, 1917 & was transferred to Overseas Training Depot at Perham Downs, Wiltshire on 6th July, 1917 from No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott.
From 9.30 pm on 13th July, 1917 until 6 pm on 19th July, 1917 Private Lincoln was Absent without Leave while posted at Overseas Training Depot. He was awarded 7 days Field Punishment No. 2, in custody awaiting trial 1 day & forfeited a total of 15 days’ pay.

On 26th July, 1917 Private Lincoln proceeded overseas to France via Southampton on 26th July, 1917. He was marched in to 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot at Havre, France on 27th July, 1917 from England & rejoined 2nd Battalion in France on 18th August, 1917.

From 31st October, 1917 until 4th November, 1917 Private Lincoln was sent on Divisional Duties. He was sent School of Instruction from 14th January, 1918 & rejoined his Battalion on 27th January, 1918. He was sent to School of Instruction on 6th February, 1918 & rejoined 2nd Battalion on 9th February, 1918.

He was on furlough to UK from 6th March, 1918 & rejoined 2nd Battalion on 26th March, 1918.

Private Henry Lawrence Lincoln was wounded in action (2nd occasion) on 28th April, 1918. He was admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance on 28th April, 1918 with shrapnel wounds to Back, Head & Arms. Private Lincoln was transferred & admitted to No. 15 Casualty Clearing Station on 28th April, 1918 then admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital on 12th May, 1918. He was invalided to England on Hospital Ship Pieter de Conick on 13th May, 1918.

On 13th May, 1918 Private Lincoln was admitted to Kent & Canterbury Hospital, England with G.S.W. multiple & was reported to be seriously ill. The Medical Case Sheet recorded that Private Lincoln was “Wounded in France April 27th, 1918. From Field Medical Card “Wound left arm, left hand drop. Frac. Skull – Wound of left side – Depression of skull. Trephined fragments. Bone removed.”

Private Henry Lawrence Lincoln died at 11.50 pm on 31st May, 1918 at 1st Kent & Canterbury Hospital (also listed as 1st Military Hospital, Canterbury), Kent, England from wounds received in action – G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) to Back, Head & Arms.

He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England – Australian Military Burial Ground where around 360 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/i---l.html

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