A Great War Western Front Died of Disease Casualty trio awarded to Motor Transport Driver H. Mortimore, 4th Motor Transport Company, 8th Australian Army Service Corps Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who died of disease on 26th November 1918.

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A Great War Western Front Died of Disease Casualty trio awarded to Motor Transport Driver H. Mortimore, 4th Motor Transport Company, 8th Australian Army Service Corps Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who died of disease on 26th November 1918.

Group of 3: 1914-1915 Star; (7240 DVR. H. MORTIMORE. 8/A.S.C. A.I.F.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (7240 MT-DVR H. MORTIMORE. 8 A.S.C. A.I.F.)

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Harold Mortimore was born in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia, and having been educated at Kogarah Public School followed by Sydney High School, then trained as a mechanical engineer at the Technical College in Sdyney, and found work as an engineer for Invincible Motor Company at Woolwich in England.

With the outbreak of the Great War, Mortimore enlisted into the Australian Imperial Force on 21st June 1915, and then saw service as a Motor Transport Driver (No.7240) with the 4th Motor Transport Company, 8th Australian Army Service Corps Battalion. Seeing service on the Western Front, Mortimore died of disease on 26th November 1918, and is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Aged 25 at the time of his death, he was the son of Hugh and Liza Frances Mortimore, of “Elaine”, Hillside Crescent, Epping, New South Wales.


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