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Henry Leo SCROOPE

Regimental number2633
Place of birthLawrence, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressCoraki, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, Simon Scroope, Police Station, Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date21 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 April 1917; taken on strength, 38th Bn, 24 April 1917.

Admitted to West Lancashire Regiment Field Ambulance, 28 April 1917 (influenza); transferred to 2/3 Wessex Regiment Field Ambulance, 2 May 1917; rejoined unit, 12 May 1917.

Wounded in action (gassed), 7 June 1917; admitted to 13th General Hospital, 8 June 1917. Transferred to England, 10 June 1917, and admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital, 10 June 1917. Granted furlough, 1 August 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 august 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917 (gassed and chronic bronchitis); arrived Melbourne, 15 December 1917 for overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 21 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1927
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCROOPE Henry Leo

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