L/Cpl
Horace George Broadway

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1897
Lieu de naissance:
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Marchand

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Lance Corporal
Numéro de service:
2781B
Incorporation date:
02/11/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 37th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
12/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Haalen Copse, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
20

Mémorial

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

Lance Corporal Broadway Horace George of the 37th Battalion Australian Infantry (10the Australian Brigade, 3rd Australian Division) was Killed In Action on the 12th of October 1917 near Haalen Copse, southwest of Crest Farm. Lance Corporal Broadway was in charge of a Machine Gun section in A company. At 5.25am on the first day of first battle of Passchendaele the 3th Australian Division advanced towards the German positions. The 10th Australian Brigade with the 37th Battalion A.I.F. left their positions south of the Ravebeek in front of Augustus Wood. The 37th, 38th and 40th Battalion of the 10th Brigade came under fire from Augustus Wood and the Waterfields. The going was extremely heavy with the battalion suffering heavy casualties from machine gun fire and artillery. Most of the Officers and NCO’s had become casualties but this did not deter the men from pushing on towards their objective which they reached at 7 AM. Under intense shelling and machine gun fire the battalion dug in and consolidated their position. It was during this “push” from Augustus Wood to the edge of Haalen Copse that Horace George Broadway was to lose his life.