Harold Vivian Shillabeer FLETCHER

FLETCHER, Harold Vivian Shillabeer

Service Number: 2669
Enlisted: 13 January 1916, Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ovingham, South Australia, Australia, 6 November 1888
Home Town: Goolwa, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness, Magill, South Australia, Australia, 1 January 1961, aged 72 years
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Kendrew Oval, Row 13A, site no. 71
Memorials: Goolwa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2669, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide
23 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2669, 50th Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2669, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
15 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2669, Gun shot wound left shoulder taken to Eastbourne Military Hospital
15 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2669, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harold Vivian Shillabeer FLETCHER was born on 6th November 1888 in Ovingham, South Australia

His parents were Henry William FLETCHER and Mary Roe RUNDLE nee SHILLABEER who married on 19th May, 1888 at Clayton Manse, Norwood, South Australia - one brother Beaumont FLETCHER who died in April, 1918 in a drowning accident

Harold was living in Goolwa when he enlisted in Adelaide on 13th January 1916 - he was with the 50th Battalion, 6th reinforcements which left Adelaide on the HMAT "Port Melbourne" on 23rd October, 1916 - he was wounded with a gun shot wound to the left shoulder on 15th June, 1917 and transferred to Eastbourne Military Hospital.

He returned to Australia on the ship "Port Denison" and disembarked on 6th May, 1919. He was discharged from the Army on 15th June, 1919

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal.

Harold died on 4th January, 1961 and is buried in West Terrace Cemetery in Adelaide

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