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Sgt Henry McGrath Served Gallipoli - KIA 5/5/17

Printed From: The Gallipoli Association
Category: Photograph Gallery
Forum Name: A.I.F. Personnel
Forum Description: Photos of A.I.F. personnel (identified individuals or groups).
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Topic: Sgt Henry McGrath Served Gallipoli - KIA 5/5/17
Posted By: Mal Murray
Subject: Sgt Henry McGrath Served Gallipoli - KIA 5/5/17
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2011 at 17:31
Sgt Henry McGrath 3rd Battalion, AIF. Born near Bega, Lce Sgt McGrath enlisted on 5 October 1914 & embarked on board Derflinger on 5 April 1915. He was wounded twice during the Gallipoli Campaign, he then served on the Western Front. He was killed in action during the Second Battle of Bullecourt on 5 May, 1917, aged 21. Buried during battle near the Hindenburg Line, L Sgt McGrath has no known grave, but is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

His AWM page may be viewed here;

http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/person.asp?p=488502 - http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/person.asp?p=488502

His photograph and its notes may be viewed here;
 
http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/H05994 - http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/H05994
 
H05994
Object type
Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Date made
1914
Collection
http://cas.awm.gov.au/about/collections/photographs.asp - Photograph
Description
Studio portrait of 2149 Lance Sergeant Henry Thomas John McGrath, 3rd Battalion. A labourer of Ulong Creek East, Dorrigo, NSW, prior to enlistment, he embarked on HMAT Themistocles with the 1st Reinforcements on 22 December 1914. He was killed in action on 5 May 1917.

 




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