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Harry Patrick ASHBURNER

Regimental number1
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLyonesse, Gilderthorpe Avenue, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Lyonesse, Gilderthorpe Avenue, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name13th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date16 January 1916
Family/military connectionsFather: 7438 Sgt Harry Patrick William ASHBURNER, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 April 1920.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterrnaean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April , for England, 3 July 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Dunluce Castle', 25 May 1915 (weak lungs), and transferred to Egypt and admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 31 May 1915 (old inflammation of lungs); transferred to HS 'Letitia'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHBURNER Harry Patrick

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