Henry STREET

STREET, Henry

Service Number: 2395
Enlisted: 14 March 1916, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clarendon, Victoria, Australia, 9 August 1879
Home Town: Pyramid Hill, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Calivil North Public School and Central Mologa Public School, Victoria, Australia,
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Rochester, Victoria, Australia, 27 June 1959, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Eaglehawk Civil Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

14 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2395, Bendigo, Victoria
20 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2395, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2395, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
30 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2395, 38th Infantry Battalion

Henry (Harry) Street

Henry STREET

Second child of Thomas and Sarah Street

Born: 9th September, 1879 - Officially (9th August 1879 – actually) Married: 16th June, 1920
Died: 27th June, 1959

Henry was the second child of Thomas and Sarah Street. Harry, as he was known, was born at Scottsmarsh, Shire of Buninyong, on the 9th of September, 1879, according to his birth certificate. However he always believed he was born at Clarendon on the 9th of August, 1879. A post card sent to him from his mother during the First World War confirms the date of his birthday as the 9th August.
Harry attended Calivil North and Central Mologa Primary Schools.

Electoral Rolls from the early 1900’s tell us Harry worked on his parents’ farm for a time before he moved to Raywood/Tandarra around 1914 to work as a farmer with his brother Milton. There is also some recollection of Harry working a bullock team with one of his brothers (probably Milt) prior to World War 1 given they were on the 1914 and 1915 Electoral Rolls together.

On the 14th March 1916, at thirty six years of age, Harry enlisted in the A.I.F. Actually he was not the only member of his family to enlist in the AIF. A small newspaper article indicates that FIVE of Henry’s brothers attempted to enlist in the AIF though only three were ultimately successful.

Harry served as a private in the 38th Battalion, travelling to France, and serving in Flanders, Belgium and the Somme area of France. He was wounded in action and was not with his battalion when his brother, Will, was wounded and subsequently died.

On his arrival back in Australia, in early 1919, Harry was discharged from the army and he returned to Central Mologa to live.

On the 16th June, 1920, Harry married Martha Boyd on the Boyd family farm at Tandarra. Harry and Mat had a family of five children and all of the children were raised in the family home at Tandarra.

Harry and Mat moved from Tandarra to Raywood and then on to Rochester where Harry passed away on the 27th June 1959.

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