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Henry Rich Lonsdale

Name on Board HR Lonsdale
Name on Service
Henry Rich  Lonsdale
Enlistment Age 24
Occupation Farmer
Place of Birth Melbourne, Vic
Next of Kin Thomas and Mabel Lonsdale
Address Undertaker, Ferguson St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 31/03/1916
Service No. 6550
Enlistment Place Ballarat, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 2/10/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Unit on Embarkation 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 10/05/1917
Unit on Death 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Place of Wounding/
3rd Casualty Clearing Station, France
Cemetery or Memorial Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers, Picardie, France
Additional Information Henry was born in Douglas Parade Williamstown.  He was educated at Williamstown Grammar School and Longerenong Agricultural College. He was a pastoralist at "Braeside Farm, Blowhard, Ballarat. Henry's Grandfather, also Henry, established the Williamstown Funeral Establishment in the late 1850s.  He changed the name to Henry Lonsdale and Son when he opened a branch in Newport and his son, Thomas, joined the business
Additional References Williamstown Advertiser: 11 May 1918, p2 The Lonsdale Family in Australia
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