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Harry Pengelly was born in Sebastapol, VIC and was a Cabinetmaker living in Sunshine when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement on 10 July 1915 at the age of 26. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915. On 26 November 1916 he was awarded the Military Medal in the field for showing 'great dash and gallantry during raid on the enemy's trenches in the HOLLANDSCHESCHUUR Salient on the night of 30th September, 1916.' On 20 April 1917 he was wounded in action with a severe gunshot wound to the thigh and both legs. The wounds proved troublesome and he was admitted to hospital on 30 December 1917 for an ulceration on his thigh. He returned to Australia on 12 May 1918, receiving a full medical discharge on 18 August 1918.
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