Henry Spargo

Name   Henry Spargo

Number    Sapper 706

Battalion   1st Australian Mining Corps

Place of Birth   Creswick

Next of Kin   brother Luke Spargo of Carl St South Dudley

Date and place of enlistment   Meeniyan 14/9/1915

Physical details   Age 42 years and 7 months 5’ 8 ½ ”, 10 stone 6 pounds, blue eyes and dark hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 15/8/1916 near Armentieres

Location of memorial

He was buried at Cite Bon Jean Cemetery Armentieres France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived and worked in or near Meeniyan 

Military History

  • He is on t he Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 14/9/15 He enlisted in Meeniyan
  • He had a medical in Meeniyan with Dr. Molloy
  • 20/2/16 He embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Ulysses
  • 15/8/16 He was killed in action
  • 4/7/17 Luke received a parcel
  • The effects were an identity discs, metal watch and chain, 2 pouches, purse wrist watch strap, mirror, regimental colours, pocket book, 2 testaments, wallet, pencil, letters, envelopes, cards needle case, small booklet, horse shoes, pendant and handkerchief
  • 13/11/22 Luke Spargo received the medals
  • In his will Henry left all to his brother

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