Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR
12th LHR, AIF
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Harry Bunyan's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Service number: 82
Rank: Trooper [Tpr]
Unit: 12th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 31 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 1 Beersheba War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: BUNYAN, Tpr. Harry, 82. 12th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 31st Oct., 1917. Son of John and Martha Ann Bunyan, of Bodangora, New South Wales. Native of Bathurst, New South Wales. D. 63.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
A brief military biography of Harry Bunyan from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Bathurst, New South Wales|
|School||Public School, Wellington (?), New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bodangora via Wellington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||17|
|Next of kin||Father, John Bunyan, Bodangora via Wellington, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Enlistment date||5 February 1915|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll||23 January 1915|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)|| |
Recommendation date: 2 November 1917
|Fate||Killed in Action 31 October 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Age at death||20|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 63), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Martha BUNYAN, Bodangora, New South Wales. Native of Bathurst, New South Wales|
|Other details|| |
Embarked Alexandria for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 25 August 1915; absorbed into the 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915; evacuated Gallipoli and disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915.
Absorbed into 12th Light Horse Regiment, 22 February 1916.
Found guilty, 30 November 1916, of insolence to an Non Commissioned Officer, 27 November 1916: awarded 96 hours detention.
Detached for duty to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, for Machine Gun Source, 25 February 1917.
Rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 8 March 1917.
To Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 August 1917; rejoined unit, 29 August 1917.
Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUNYAN Harry|
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