Henry William (Harry) STREET


STREET, Henry William

Service Number: 419
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Able Seaman
Last Unit: Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Born: England, 1883
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Rabaul, New Guinea, 11 September 1914
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crib Point RAN WW1 Roll of Honour (Panel 1)
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Involvement Able Seaman, SN 419, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, German New Guinea

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Biography contributed by Warren Young

"Able Seaman Henry “Harry” William Street RANR killed – Henry often known as “Harry Malley” was a member of the South Australian contingent, No 6 Company under the command of Lieut. Bond. He was seriously wounded in the bayonet charge lead by LCDR Elwell. Harry’s mother Mrs. Alice Street of Harvest Rd Eaglefield Green, Egham, Surrey UK. Sister Miriam Isabel Gooch, brother in-law Frank, niece and nephew Rowland Frank and Marjorie Edith. Henry’s WWI medals are still held by Australian’s Honours and Awards Department: His mother Alice never recovered when she was given the news of Henry’s death." - SOURCE (mhhv.org.au)

"...Able Seaman Henry William Street, killed in action on 11 September 1914... The original burial place of Street was at Herbertshohe, reinterred in another cemetery at Herbertshohe around c 1915-1916 and in 1919 they were reinterred in the Rabaul military cemetery. Note: Postwar c 1950 grave was transferred to Bitapaka War Cemetery..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"Another island Captured from Germany.

The British flag was hoisted and saluted at Rabaul (which was formerly the administrative centre of German New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago) at 3.30 a.m. on Saturday. The proclamation of occupation was also read. On receipt of the news the Minister for Defence (Mr. Millen) forwarded the following message to Rear-Admiral Patey:—

"Hearty congratulations yourself and all concerned in successful operation Rabaul."

Rabaul is situated on an island of the same name, north-east of New Britain. Henry William Street is the name of the South Australian reserve who was killed in the action of Herbertahohe." - from the Narracoorte Herald 18 Sep 1914 (nla.gov.au)