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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Miner by trade, Henry Cartledge was 29 years and married when enlisted on the 8th of December 1915 in the 39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1802. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS 'Orontes' on the 16th of August 1916. Admitted to Devonport Hospital on the 2nd of October 1916; admitted to Hospital sick on the 17th of December 1916; on the 2nd of august 1917 admitted to Middlesex War Hospital Shot Wound left arm severe; appointed Lance Corporal on the 30th of March 1917; promoted temporary corporal on the 15th of June 1917; reverts to ranks for improperly dressed; wounded in action on the 29th of July 1917; embarked for England per St. Dennis Gunshot Wound left arm on the 1st of August 1917. Embarked return to Australia per 'A' 38 for change (gunshot wound left arm) on the 10th of September 1918. On the 28th of December 1917 discharged 3rd Military District ex 'Ulysses' Military Unit. Tree No. 1963