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Regimental number2424
Place of birthEdenhope, Victoria
SchoolBahgallah State School, Victoria
AddressBahgallah via Casterton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Hadden, Bahgallah via Casterton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date6 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Bahgallah Old Scholars & District Volunteers Honor Roll, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916; marched in to 15th Training Bn, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; joined 58th Bn, in the field (no date recorded).

Admitted to hospital, 31 March 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 15 April 1917 (no further details recorded).

Wounded in action, 11 May 1917 (left thight and arm); transferred to England, 23 May 1917, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 24 May 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen and thigh: severe).

Commenced return to Australia, 13 March 1918; transshipped at Cape Town to HT 'Tofua', and embarked 21 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 14 June 1918; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, abdominal wall and thigh), Melbourne, 1 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

No Form B103 on file.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HADDEN Harold

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