Harry Redcliffe Broadhurst

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Harry Redcliffe Broadhurst
Harry on right. "Gallipoli to Tripoli" Browning & Gill p. 287
Personal Information
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
Description 5' 10" (1.78m) tall ; 158 lbs
71.668 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address 'Stonelea', Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Cora Minna Broadhurst
Military Information
Reg Number 6296
Date of Enlistment 1 Mar 1915
Rank Driver
Unit/Formation 16th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 24 Jun 1915 ‒ unknown
"unknown" contains an extrinsic dash or other characters that are invalid for a date interpretation.
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)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

NOK his Mother was living in Kelmscott at time of enlistment, but moved to Victoria Park in 1918.

War Service

Entering camp, Harry was placed in the 10th Depot Company. A fortnight after entering camp, Harry was allocated to the 16th 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 Company 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.

he served in detachments to the 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 ); the 6th Field Company Engineers (29 Jul to 3 Aug 1916); and to the 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 he ws granted leave 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, before he returned home to Australia, boarding HMAT A68 Anchises in Devonport and disembarking in Albany on 7 Apr 1919. He was then discharged by the 5th Military District on 3 Jun 1919.

Post War

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.


  1. "Family Notices". Western Mail. XXXV, (1,794). Western Australia. 13 May 1920. p. 27. Retrieved 30 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. "COUNTRY.". Western Mail. XXXVI, (1,829). Western Australia. 13 January 1921. p. 14. Retrieved 30 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 

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