Private Horace George Poole

Service number 3977
Birth Date 1899-05-08
Birth Place Australia: Western Australia, Fremantle
Death Date 1917-04-11
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 16th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Horace George Poole (3977, 16th Battalion) was born in Fremantle, WA, on 8 May 1899. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in September 1915. Horace was killed in action during the first battle of Bullecourt on 11 April 1917 at the age of 17 years 11 months. He is buried in the Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France. Horace’s brother John Mervyn Poole served with the 2nd Pioneer Battalion.



Date of birth 08 May 1899
Date of enlistment 03 September 1915
Date of embarkation 22 December 1915
Date of death 11 April 1917