Private Henry Albert Withers

Service number 476
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Auburn
Death Date 1915-09-02
Death Place Greece
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Henry Albert Withers (476, 23rd Battalion) was a train examiner from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted in February 1915. Henry was bound for Gallipoli aboard the HMT Southland when it was hit by a German torpedo near Mudros on 2 September 1915. Henry was killed during the action and buried in the East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece. His mother wrote that he was 17 years 10 months of age.



Date of enlistment 06 April 1915
Date of embarkation 08 May 1915
Date of death 02 September 1915
Date returned to Australia 23 September 1918