Private Harold Thomas Moroney

Service number 3862
Birth Date 1899-04
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1916-07-26
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Harold Thomas Moroney (3862, 19th Battalion) was born in Sydney, NSW about April 1899. He was working as a farmer when he enlisted in November 1915. Harold was killed in action on 24 May 1916 during the battle of Pozieres when a heavy artillery barrage caused the trench to collapse. Harold was buried near the trench but later his grave could not be located. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. Harold's mother later wrote that he was 17 years 3 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of birth 1899-04
Date of enlistment 01 November 1915
Date of embarkation 20 January 1916
Date of death 26 July 1916
Date of fate 26 July 1916