Harry Tolchard SITTERS

SITTERS, Harry Tolchard

Service Number: 3758
Enlisted: 3 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Summertown, South Australia, 26 April 1896
Home Town: Malvern, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School
Occupation: Pupil Teacher
Died: Illness, Uraidla, South Australia, 23 March 1970, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Painter Court, Wall W202 BO 11
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Uraidla & Districts Roll of Honour 1
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3758, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Malwa embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
2 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3758, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), RMS Malwa, Adelaide
12 May 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion
6 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harry Tolchard SITTERS was born in Summertown, South Australia on 26th April, 1896

His parents were George Hanniford SITTERS & Emma JARRETT who married in South Australia on 23rd November, 1870

He enlisted on 3rd August, 1915 & embarked from Adelaide on 2nd December, 1915 with the 16th Infantry Battalion, 12th Reinforcements on the RMS Malwa - he was transferred to the 48th Infantry Battalion and returned to Australia on 6th June, 1919 on the ship Port Napier & was discharged on 6th August, 1919

He married Myrtle Agatha TREBILOCK at the Methodist Church, Montacute, SA on 7th April, 1920 & had four known children, Ruth Joan, Bruce Lesley, Hartley Raymond & Betty Laurine

Harry died in Uraidla, South Australia on 23rd March, 1970 and is buried in the Centennial Park Cemetery in Adelaide