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Harold WOODBURY

Regimental number5477
Date of birth27 January 1894
Place of birthMangrove Creek, New South Wales
SchoolMangrove Creek Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressMangrove Creek, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr F J Woodbury, Mangrove Creek, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the Battalion's tour in the trenches opposite RIENCOURT (Period 13/17th May) this man, who is a Company Runner, rendered most valuable service, especially on the 14th and 15th inst. while the Battalion sector was very heavily shelled Private Woodbury during the height of the bombardment made five trips with despatches over most dangerous ground and was responsible, after all wires had been cut, for providing Battalion Headquarters with valuable information. This man did not slacken in his work and showed a wonderful devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 285 Driver Sidney Joseph WOODBURY, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, France, 16 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsb. 27 January 1894
Date of death9 May 1965
Age at death71
Place of burialPoint Clare Cemetery, nr Gosford, New South Wales

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