Harry Redcliffe Broadhurst
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Harry on right. "Gallipoli to Tripoli" Browning & Gill p. 287
|Date of Birth||19 Jul 1892|
|Place of Birth||Denham, Western Australia|
|Death||17 Jan 1980, aged 88|
|Place of Death||Mt Lawley, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years, 8 months|
5' 10" (1.78m) tall ; 158 lbs|
71.668 kg; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; light brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Stonelea', Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Cora Minna Broadhurst|
|Date of Enlistment||1 Mar 1915|
|Unit/Formation||16th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Reinforcement|
|Date of Embarkation||
24 Jun 1915 ‒ unknown|
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|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A40 Ceramic|
|Date of Return||28 Feb 1919 ‒ 7 Apr 1919|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A68 Anchises Devonport to Albany|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
|Monument||Kelmscott War Memorial (West panel)|
British War Medal |
NOK his Mother was living in Kelmscott at time of enlistment, but moved to Victoria Park in 1918.
Entering camp, Harry was placed in the 10th Depot Company. A fortnight after entering camp, Harry was allocated to the No.16 Company Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Reinforcement draft, and he proceeded with them to Egypt.
On 14 Mar 1916 Harry was taken on strength of the 16th Coy AASC at Moascar in Egypt, and on 20 Mar 1916, he and his unit left Alexandria and disembarked in Marseilles, southern France on 28 Mar 1916.
Served in detachments to 24th Battalion (21 Jun to 28 Jul 1916; 4 Aug to 26 Oct 1916; 10 Aug to 5 Sep 1918; 27 Sep to 10 Oct 1918; and 21 to 28 Nov 1918 ); 6th Field Company Engineers (29 Jul to 3 Aug 1916); and 81st Labour Battalion (8 Dec 1917 to 26 Jan 1918).
From 21 Jan to 8 Feb 1917 Harry enjoyed a period of leave in England, and again between 4 and 20 Nov 1918.
Harry left France for the last time on 29 Jan 1919 for the No 2 Command Depot in Weymouth. Returned home to Australia from Weymouth, boarding the Anchises at Devonport and disembarking in Albany on 7 Apr 1919.
Discharged by the 5th Military District on 3 Jun 1919.
BROADHURST—TURNER.— On February 25, by the Rev. Hodge, at Cranbourne, Beenup, Harry, late A.I.F., youngest, son of Mrs. D. Broadhurst, Leederville, to Daisie, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs. S. Turner of 'Cranbourne', Beenup.
Harry is listed as living in Byford on the 1915 and 1925 electoral rolls before moving to Thomas street Armadale (1936 & 1943) with his wife before they moved to Rockingham by 1949, and then Safety Bay by 1968. However, by 1972 he had moved to Menora where he remained until his death. On June 26th 1921, Harry and his wife were devastated when their daughter was stillborn. His wife Daisie Rose Alice died 8 Aug 1969 in Safety Bay, aged 83
On 6 Jan 1921 while Harry was living in Byford, a cart driven by him near the Armadale Post Office was involved in a collision with an 18 year old cyclist who died from his injuries.
Harry also served (W242987 and W31825) during WW2 with the 10th Australian Garrison Battalion from 10 Oct 1939 until 11 Feb 1940 and with the 29th Australian Garrison Battalion from 30 Nov 1940 until 29 Nov 1943.