Harry HOLDER

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HOLDER, Harry

Service Number: 7251
Enlisted: 8 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: parish of Penzance, Cornwall, England, June 1885
Home Town: West Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, No. 3 New Zealand Hospital at Codford, England, United Kingdom, 28 April 1917
Cemetery: Codford St. Mary (St. Mary) New Churchyard, Wiltshire, England
Codford St. Mary (St. Mary) New Churchyard (Grave No. 81), Wiltshire, Codford St Mary (St Mary) New Churchyard, Codford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cannington War Memorial, Mingenew War Memorial, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial, West Leederville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7251, 16th Infantry Battalion
29 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7251, 16th Infantry Battalion
29 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7251, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 28th April.......Private Harry Holder was born in the parish of Penzance, Cornwall, England in 1885. He came to Australia in 1912 with his family & enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 13th September, 1916 as a 31 year old Farm Hand from West Perth, Western Australia.

Private Holder arrived in England on 27th March, 1917 for further training before being sent to the War Front & was posted to 4th Training Battalion at Codford, Wiltshire.

Private Harry Holder was sent to Group Hospital at Codford on 27th April, 1917. He died at 6.20 p.m. on 28th April, 1917 at No. 3 New Zealand Hospital at Codford, England of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis. Private Holder was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Codford where 30 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/codford---st-marys.html

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