Henry Philip (Phil) FRY MID


FRY, Henry Philip

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 30 November 1914, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: England, 28 May 1882
Home Town: Donnybrook, Donnybrook-Balingup, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brunswick Junction War Memorial, Brunswick Juntion Memorial Hall Honour Roll, Donnybrook Preston Road Board, Donnybrook War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Wembley Downs Hale School Honour Roll 1, Wembley Downs Hale School Memorial Grove
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth, Western Australia
8 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Fremantle
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 10th Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
29 Aug 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Died while trying to throw a live Turkish bomb out of the trench

"Captain Henry Philip (Phil) Fry, a gallant and most popular officer of the 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment who was killed on 29 August 1915 in a successful bayonet charge on the Turkish trenches on Hill 60 where the 10th Light Horse Regiment gained special distinction by holding the captured trenches which had previously been recaptured twice by the Turks..."SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)