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Harold Arthur FLITCROFT

Regimental number113
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoach trimmer
AddressGlen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Flitcroft, PO Box 48, Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceMember of the Rifle Reserve (Club), Glen Innes; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 19 January 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date11 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (bayonet wound, left shoulder: severe); admitted to Valetta Hospital, Malta, 12 August 1915; transferred to England, 23 August 1915, and admitted to Endell Street Military Hospital, London, 31 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HS 'Star of Victoria', 19 January 1916 (compound fracture: left scapula); discharged, sydney, 11 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 January 1958

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