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Born in Smeaton, Victoria and a telephone Mechanic by trade, Harry Clennell was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 21st of March 1916 in the 57th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1897. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 'Ajana' on the 8th of July 1916. On the 30th of December1916 reverts to ranks from acting Corporal and to be acting Corporal; on the 11th of January 1917 to be Corporal with E.D.P.; appointed Lance Corporal on the 14th of August 1917; wounded in action – shot wound right arm – admitted 6th Australian Filed Ambulance; admitted Cornelia War Hospital – shot wound right arm on the 29th of September 1917; reverts to Acting Corporal on the 22nd of February 1917. Embarked for return to Australia per 'Osterley' on the 31st of January 1918 and Disembarked Melbourne on the 13th of April 1918. Discharged from the A.I.F. at Melbourne – Medically Unfit – Gunshot wound right upper arm on the 23rd of May 1918. Tree No. 936