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Harry Pendleton GROOM

Regimental number763
Place of birthBrimington, Yorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Coleby, Oulton Broad, Norfolk, England
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Discharge date23 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 February 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh); transferred to England on board HS 'Cambrian', 24 February 1917; admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 25 February 1917. Granted furlough, 20 March-4 April 1917.

Qualified for commission, 1 June 1918. Proceeded overseas to France as 2nd Lieutenant, 19 July 1918.

To hospital, 15 September 1918 (influenza); transferred to England, 30 September 1918; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 1 October 1918. Promoted Lieutenant, 20 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 11 February 1919; discharged, 23 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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