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Harold Flinders MITCHELL

Regimental number15648
Date of birth11 August 1885
Place of birthKensington, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 10.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M I V Mitchell, Oxford Terrace, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 13th Australian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date9 August 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 23 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialMillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Row C, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Supreme Court Roll of Honour, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription ('Those Who Fell') reads: 'Ante diem periit sed miles sed pro patria' ['He died before his time, but as a soldier, and for his country.' From the poem 'Clifton Chapel' by Henry Newbolt]. Parents: Samuel James and Eliza Ann MITCHELL; husband of Maude I.V. MITCHELL, Kyre Avenue, Kingswood, South Australia. Native of Adelaide. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 23 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, Englandm 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 January 1917.

Transferred to 4th Division Army Medical Corps, 20 January 1917; taken on strength, 12th Field Ambulance, 22 January 1917.

Selected to attend Infantry Cadet Bn, England, course, 23 August 1917.

Appointed 2nd Lt. 19 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 January 1918; taken on strength, 45th Bn, 23 January 1918.

Detached to 48th Bn, 23 January 1918; rejoined 45th Bn, 25 January 1918.

Killed in action, 5 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MITCHELL Harold Flinders
Red Cross File No 1790506S

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