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Harry W. Daggett


23rd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Angustifolia Oxycarpa
  • Planted By: Miss D. Morrell
  • Plaque: 2877

Additional Info

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Harry William Daggett, brother of George Richard Daggett (Tree No. 2205), was born in Ballarat and a Salesman by trade when he enlisted in the 23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcements on 7 February 1917 at the age of 25. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917. While at sea he was admitted to the ship's hospital suffering from influenza. On arrival in England he joined the 6th Training Battalion at Rollestone but as his training progressed he began to experience pain on the soles of his feet, particularly when marching. He was found to be suffering from callosities, a condition he had apparently had for several years. He was deemed unfit for active service and returned to Australia on the Osterley, disembarking at Melbourne on April 13th 1918. He was discharged on May 18th æmedically unfit – disability - callosities on the plantar aspect of both feet'.

Tree No. 2877

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour