Henry Joseph STAYT

STAYT, Henry Joseph

Service Number: 3541
Enlisted: 20 August 2015, Cooran, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Cooran, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cooran and District Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll, Marian Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 3541, 26th Infantry Battalion
3 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 3541, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
6 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3541, 26th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the scalp and evacuated to England on 8 November 1916
20 Aug 2015: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3541, 26th Infantry Battalion, Cooran, QLD

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Annie Stayt of Newbury Junction, Mackay, QLD

STAYTE.— In loving memory of my dear son, Lance Corporal Henry Joseph Stayte, killed in action in France, April 29, 1917; aged 26 years.
Could I, his mother, have clasped his
The son I loved so well;
Or kissed his brow when death was
And whispered to my son, "Farewell"!
I seem to see his sweet dear face
Through a mist of anxious tears,
But his mother's part is a broken heart
And a burden of lonely years.
(Inserted by his loving mother, sis
ters, and brothers.)

STAYTE — In sad but loving memory of our dear nephew and cousin, Harry, who was killed in action in France on 29th April;
'Tis sweet to be remembered,
And this . out. love will .show,
We hold- you still in memory,
As years they come and go.
(Inserted by his loving uncle and aunt and cousins. Mr. and Mrs. G. Harvison.)