Harrold Frederick BLACK

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BLACK, Harrold Frederick

Service Number: 1028
Enlisted: 4 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 13 January 1895
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Saddler
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4)
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1028, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1028, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1028, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

Son of Edward Warren BLACK and Adele Charlotte Marie nee LOSE

Birth Records show name as Friedrich Harrold Black

"...1028 Private (Pte) Harrold Francis Black, 10th Battalion of Norwood, SA. A saddler prior to enlistment on 4 September 1914, Pte Black embarked on HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 20 October 1914. He was killed in action on 25 April 1915 at the Gallipoli landing and has no known grave. The matt surrounding the photographs contains the handwritten caption, "Pray that he may return". His brother, 100 Pte Herman Black, who enlisted ten days earlier in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, survived the war, and was discharged in early 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"THE LATE PRIVATE H. F. BLACK.

Mr. E. W. Black, late of Prospect and Renmark, has been notified that his youngest son, Private Harold F. Black (previously reported missing), was killed in action between April 20 and April 29, 1915, at Gallipoli. He was 19 years of age when he enlisted at Renmark at the outbreak of the war. He was of a bright and cheerful disposition, and was dearly loved by all who knew him. He was a brother of Mrs. Morland and Miss Grace Black, of Maylands, Mrs. Tozer (Prospect). E. W. Black (Western Australia), and Trooper H. A. Black." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 18 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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