Harry P. Ashburner

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Harry Patrick Ashburner Roman Catholic Section 2 row 4 plot 9

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Harry Patrick Ashburner

160 000 enlisted for King and Country into the various Military Forces. At Point Clare there are several three digit Service numbers  signifying these men were inside the first 1000 of enlistees. The following is a summery of  Harry Patrick Ashburner ‘s war record.

Harry Patrick Ashburner

 Service Number is Number 1.

Place of Birth Erskinville, Sydney NSW

Officially Aged 25  (but might be as young as 19 the is some discrepancy later on.)

Height 5 foot 9 inches

Complexion dark,

Hair Brown

Eyes Brown

Distinctive Marks “Vaccination Scar”

Religion Roman Catholic

His day job before the war was titled Clerk.

Place of Enlistment, Roseberry Park, Sydney NSW

 Dated September 10, 1914.

Assigned to 13th Battalion

Rank Private (10 September to  1 October 2014)

Annotations  on his records that he is to be made a Sergeant as he had  some prior military training.

Rank Sergeant from 1st October  1914 until appointed on 2 December 1914.

He was at Gallipoli in late May 1915.

Returned to Australia via  from the Port of Plymouth on  8th October 1915.

Discharged 16th January 1916.

In addition to other service medal it is noted that he is eligible for the “1914- 1915 Service Star Medal”.

Next of Kin   Mother with a Randwick NSW address.

The Following is a Link to Harry Ashburner’s War record

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3036749

 

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