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Harold Eustace HIRD

Regimental number29527
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, C M Hird, Brookman Buildings, Barracks Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 118
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 8973 Pte Charles Percy HIRD, 11th Bn, killed in action, 21 September 1917. Both brothers applied for enlistment at the 1st and 2nd call for men by the time they got to Perth all vacancies were filled. They were turned away twice.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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