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Harry Leonard HYDE

Regimental number8903
Place of birthBalwyn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address15 Wells Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs R F Hyde, 15 Wells Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date10 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915. Taken on strength, 22nd Howitzer Brigade, and posted to 105 Battery, 10 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916. Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 29 May 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to England, 8 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital. Granted furlough, 14 July 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 July 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 January 1918; taken on strength, 105 Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 11 January 1918.

To hospital, 9 November 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 2 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 6 May 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Karmala', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 August 1919; discharged, 10 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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