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Harold Leonard ANTONSON

Regimental number2245
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPortland Road, Queenstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Antonson, Portland Road, Queenstown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 28 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 16 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDamascus, Syria
Age at death25
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 35), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary Gertrude ANTONSON
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1451 Lance Corporal Albert Bernard ANTONSON, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANTONSON Harold Leonard

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