Harold (Yittie) FURLONG


Service Number: 2143
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Ballarat, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Vic., 1895
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Golden Point State School
Occupation: Battery Feeder
Died: War Related Injuries (Gassed), At his residence, 40 Barkly Street, Ballarat, Vic., 19 June 1931
Cemetery: Ballarat New Cemetery and Crematorium, Victoria
Memorials: Ballarat "East End Boys" Pictorial Honour Roll, Ballarat Golden Point State School, Brown Hill State School No 35 Roll of Honor, Victorian Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2143, 24th Infantry Battalion, Ballarat, Vic.
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2143, 24th Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2143, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mrs Amy Furlong, 7 English Street, Ballarat East, Victoria

Husband of Maud FURLONG and loving father of little Betty (deceased)

THE death of Harold Furlong has removed a former prominent Ballarat footballer. A returned soldier, he suffered consequences of service, chiefly from gassing, and his stamina was  surprising when he played for a number of seasons with Golden Point after the war. A capable and dashing back man, he was noted for the way he cleared the goal and  made some great runs with the ball. He was also a useful follower.