• Harry Thorpe

Army / Flying Corps
  • 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Lance-Corporal

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Military Medal (MM)
  • Birth

    Orbost, VIC, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sale VIC, Australia

  • Promoted to Corporal following his courageous actions at the battle in Broodseinde, Belgium. Recommendation was made for a Distinguished Conduct Medal, although it was a Military Medal he was awared instead.

    8900 Ypres, Belgium

  • Enlisted to AIF, Sale, VIC

    Sale VIC, Australia
    Saturday, 12 February 1916

  • Embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Euripides A14.

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
    Tuesday, 4 April 1916

  • Wounded in action at Pozières, not able to rejoin his unit until November.

    80300 Albert, France
    Saturday, 19 August 1916

  • Promoted to Lance-Corporal

    Monday, 1 January 1917

  • His actions in battle at Broodseinde, near Ypres, Belgium, "he displayed initiative and disregard of all danger which inspired the men he commanded".

    8900 Ypres, Belgium
    Thursday, 4 October 1917

  • In the London Gazette, notice of Thorpe's award of the Military Medal awarded to him on 31/10/1917

    Monday, 17 December 1917

  • Died of wounds received in battle as Corporal with the 7th AIF Battalion in France

    Friday, 9 August 1918

  • Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France - Plot 4, Row J, Grave 15

    80131 Harbonnières, France
    Friday, 1 April 1921

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