William Edward HARRY

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HARRY, William Edward

Service Number: 1717
Enlisted: 21 January 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , January 1890
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: GSW to thigh and left arm, 9th Casualty Clearing station, Lagnicourt,, France, 29 March 1917
Cemetery: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension
Row M, Grave 2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1717, 12th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1717, 12th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1717, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
12 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 52nd Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 52nd Infantry Battalion, 25/1/1917 - Court Marshall, AWOL - reduced to ranks
29 Mar 1917: Involvement Private, SN 1717, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From 52nd Battalion AIF and the AIF Project

Pte William Edward HARRY (#1717)
52nd Infantry Battalion

Harry was born in Melbourne, but living in SA when he enlisted with the 12th Bn in January 1915. He served at Gallipoli and was hospitalised in Malta with gastro-enteritis in November. He transferred to the 52nd in April 1916 and promoted to corporal in November. He suffered extensive shrapnel wounds.

"He was well known in swimming circles in South Australia. He connected with the Semaphore Amateur Swimming Club, he had distinguished himself in several races in all parts of the state." Details from Brother.

Brother; Sgt Walter Henry Harry 48th Battalion until final demobilization

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