Henry Vaughn Ellareguy

First Name: 
Henry
Middle Name: 
Vaughn
Last Name: 
Ellareguy
Alternate Spelling: 
Henrie
Mother's Name: 
Marie Ellareguy
Father's Name: 
Jeanne Ellareguy
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, July 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
56th battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 21, 1918
Place of Death: 
Corbie, France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds received
Details: 

Henry Ellareguy (Service No 2657) was born in Montreal, Canada in March 1885. He gained employment as a seaman, arriving in Sydney 14th April 1907.

Henry decided to stay and at the time of enlistment was working as a labourer at Jamberoo, N.S.W. He had spent time in the CMF.  Two weeks after enlisting he married Francis McAuliffe at Kiama, N.S.W. on 28th July 1915.

Henry embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with 6th Reinforcements, 20th Battalion on 2nd November 1915. After arriving in Egypt he transferred to 56th Battalion on 16th February 1916 and travelled to the Western Front with them. On 3rd October 1917 he was promoted to Lance Corporal.

On 19th August 1918 while seeing action near Corbie with 1 Platoon, A Company, Henry was wounded in action. He received serious wounds to his thigh, chest and abdomen and was evacuated for treatment but died from his wounds on 21st August 1918.

Henry is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot V, Row B, Grave 36

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ELLAREGUY H

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