Harold Charles PITT

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PITT, Harold Charles

Service Number: 595
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Keswick South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Magill South Australia Australia, 25 October 1896
Home Town: Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Payneham Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed behind German lines at Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
(IV. D. 4.) Pheasant Wood cemetery was opened in 2010 to house the remains of soldiers disinterred from the mass grave at Pheasant Wood in which British and Allied soldiers killed in the attack at Fromelles who fell behind German lines were interred.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blanchetown & District WW1 Memorial, Payneham Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick South Australia Australia
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Geelong (A2)
18 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 595, 32nd Infantry Battalion, "B" Company. Disembarked at Suez, Egypt.
17 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 595, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join B.E.F. disembarked troop ship H.M.T Transylvania for Marseilles on 23. 3. 1916.
20 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 595, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), Initially reported "missing" after battle of Fromelle. Amended to "Killed in Action"
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 595, 32nd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 595, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Private

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