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Harold Edward SMALL

Regimental number60527
Place of birthCorunna Road, Eastwood, New South Wales
SchoolEpping Public School, New South Wales
AddressEastwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, A W Small, Corunna Road, Eastwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 May 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th General Service Reinforcements
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis one aim was to go and fight for his country and no one left more proud than me but he was taken ill on board the transport 'Bakara' with pneumonia influenza and died at hospital Sierra Leone.
FateDied of disease 27 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDied at Sierra Leone Hospital on his way to front.
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery (Row 2, Grave No. 197), West Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Frances SMALL, Conimra Road, Eastwood, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsOne brother served 3 years AIF and returned, another brother tried 14 times to enlist but breast trouble turned him down.

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