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Sjt. Harold Ernest Argus

Australian Imperial Forces 43rd Btn.

from:Adelaide, Australia

(d.4th Jun 1917)

Harold Angus was 30 year old clergyman from Adelaide, he lost his life near Ploesteert Wood on the 4th of June 1917. During a practice barrage two parties from the 11th Brigade where to undertake a trench raid. The lorries bringing up the part from the 43rd Btn, lead by Lt. Coleman and including Sjt. Angus, were delayed at Hyde Park Corner. By the time they arrived at the front line the barrage had just finished, but the keen young Lieutenant lead his party forward. Enemy Machine guns opened fire and Sjt. Angus and Lt. Coleman were both killed. Sjt. Gardiner took over the party and lead them back to their own lines. The battalion suffered eight casualties in this incident. The party from the 44th Battalion succeeded in their raid and captured four enemy prisoners.

Sjt. Angus was laid to rest in Strand Military Cemetery close to the village of Ploegseert.

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