L/Cpl
Horace George Broadway

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1897
Geboorteplaats:
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Verkoper

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Lance Corporal
Service nummer:
2781B
Dienstneming datum:
02/11/1916
Dienstneming plaats:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 37th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
12/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Haalen Copse, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
20

Gedenkplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 2

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats

Mijn verhaal

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.