HARTSHORN Alfred Hamilton Ebeneezer

Date of Enlistment 07/06/1915
Birthplace Echuca, Victoria
Next of kin Brother, Arnold James Hartshorn, Government Railways, Victoria
Occupation Contractor
Age on Enlistment 41
Service Number 1653
Rank Sergeant
Unit 28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
Fate RTA
Date of Fate Event 16/01/1920
Returned to Broome post WWI  
Other Information

Was wounded in action in Gallipoli. Serious gunshot/shrapnel wound to thorax. Invalided to England returned to Australia and discharged 16/8/1916. Attempted to re-enlist 1/8/1917 in Broome. Enlistment rejected in Perth 15/8/1917 due to wound to lung.

Appears on RSL Honour Board

Corporal A.E. Hartshorn writes to F. Edgar and the Echo, under dates March 10 and 24, from Pologon Camp. He meets Broome boys in every unit. and battalion. He says M. Aarons had only arrived at the front two days before the charge in which he disappeared. Harthorn’s company of N.C.O’s were picked for staff drill instructors and were kept in Egypt. Getting a chance, he joined the Imperial Camel Corps (composed entirely of Australians) making a fresh start — the third in 12 months — but soon was promoted corporal. They are the fighting corps for the Bediuns, reputed to be dangerous work.North West Echo, 27th May 1916