Henry Patrick (Harry) CRITCHLEY


CRITCHLEY, Henry Patrick

Service Number: 4996
Enlisted: 27 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Callington, South Australia, Australia, 25 July 1895
Home Town: Gumbowie, Peterborough, South Australia
Schooling: Gumbowie Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Hamel, France, 24 June 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kanmantoo War Memorial, Nairne War Memorial, Peterborough St Anacletus Catholic Church Honour Board WW1, Sunnybrae School and District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4996, 27th Infantry Battalion
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4996, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement SN 4996, 32nd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

The Register (Adelaide, SA: 1901 - 1929) Saturday 13 July 1918


Cpl. Henry Critchley, 32nd Battalion, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Critchley, of Peterborough,   who was killed in action in France on June 24, was 23 years of age. He sailed for the front in July, 1916. A brother, Pte. Michael Critchley, made the supreme sacrifice in June of last year. The eldest brother, Pte. J. O. Critchley was invalided home from France in the following December.