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Harold Richard HASTINGS

Regimental number389
Place of birthMelbourne Vic
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGeneral worker
Address30 Alexander Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Joseph Hastings, Josephson Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1919

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack on the enemy's trenches east of HAMEL, Lance Sergeant HASTINGS, when in charge of a small party, rushed a strong post and captured the garrison consisting of 16 men. Throughout the operation he led his section with much bravery and skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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