Harry Walter BANCROFT

BANCROFT, Harry Walter

Service Number: 3010
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, NSW, 1889
Home Town: Burwood, Burwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Auburn Boys Public School, Burwood State School
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys
I B 3, Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys, Nord Pas de Calais, France, Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Auburn Boys Public School Pictorial Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burwood Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 3010, 18th Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement 3010, 18th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Suevic embarkation_ship_number: A29 public_note: ''
20 Dec 1915: Embarked 3010, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
20 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 3010, 53rd Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3010 awm_unit: 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-07-20

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Henry and Emma Bancroft, husband of Ivy A. Bancroft, "Truro", Bishop Street, Burwood, New South Wales

News to hand that Private Harry W Bancroft, of Burwood, and previously of Auburn, died of wounds in France on July 20.  He saw service in Rabaul, and enlisted a year ago with his brother, George, who died at Liverpool Camp.  Two other brothers were fighting in Gallipoli and are now in France.  When he went away from Australia he was a company sergeant major in the 18th Battalion, but while in Egypt he transferred to the Machine Gun Section, foregoing his rank.  He was 27 years of age and married.  His father was the late Mr. J.H. Bancroft, well known in Parramatta, Granville and Auburn districts, and one of deceased's sisters is wife of Mr. S.M. Paris, of Auburn.