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Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClaremont, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Olive Grant Harbottle, c/o W D Elliston, Solicitor, Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military service13th Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Consistent good work since 17 March 1916 showing great devotion to duty and rendering meritorious service.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary HARBOTTLE

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/08/1923
Age at death51
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania

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