Harold Walter ROSSER

ROSSER, Harold Walter

Service Numbers: 217, N71625
Enlisted: 27 March 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Training Battalion
Born: Corowa, New South Wales, 3 August 1896
Home Town: Mulwala, Corowa Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes (old age), Sydney, New South Wales, 17 September 2001, aged 105 years
Cemetery: Botany General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 217, 39th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
27 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 217, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
27 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 217, 39th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jun 1917: Wounded Messines
22 Jul 1917: Wounded 2nd occasion
12 Oct 1917: Wounded 1st Passchendaele, 3rd occasion - GSW (left buttock)
14 Jan 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Australian Corps Headquarters
2 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 217, Australian Corps Headquarters

World War 2 Service

14 Mar 1940: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN N71625, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Sydney, New South Wales
31 Mar 1941: Promoted Lance Corporal, 2 Garrison Battalion
13 Dec 1941: Promoted Corporal, 2 Garrison Battalion
28 Jun 1945: Discharged Corporal, SN N71625, 5th Australian Infantry Training Battalion

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Biography

Harold Walter Rosser lived till he was 105 years old, despite repeated wounding in World War I.

His brother 1089 Sgt. Richard Walters Rosser (/explore/people/135846) was killed in action on 22 Jul 1916 in France.