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Harry S. Holgate

Private

29th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: F. Jacobi
  • Plaque: 2467

Additional Info

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Biography

Harry Spencer Holgate (brother of Edward Spencer Holgate, Tree No. 631) was born in Miners Rest, and on enlistment was an auctioneer at Menangle Park, NSW. He was 35 years old and single. He joined the 29th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 4303. Later he transferred to the 8th Machine Gun Company. He was awarded a Military Medal for "outstanding bravery and devotion to duty.." On 11th October 1917 he was killed in action near Zonnebeke and his name is on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Tree No. 2467

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour