Biography

Birth date: 1886
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Sale
Death date: 09 August 1918
Death place: France
Final rank: Corporal
Service number: 5459 - First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • A Company
  • 7th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of Death: 09 August 1918
  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 04 April 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Medal

  • Unit: A Company
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Conduct Medal

  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Medal

  • Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Film (2)
 

Photograph

P01695.002

Studio portrait of an Aboriginal serviceman, 5459 Corporal (Cpl) Harry Thorpe MM. Thorpe was born at the Lake Tyers Mission Station, near Lakes Entrance, Victoria. He enlisted at Sale on 12 February 1916, and embarked on 4 April 1916 aboard HMAT Euripides from Melbourne. He joined the 7th Battalion...

P01695.002

E01822

Locre, Belgium. 20 February 1918. Group portrait of the members of the 2nd Brigade. Left to right, back row: 3412 Sergeant (Sgt) R. Smith, 5th Battalion; 3246 Sgt V. J. Campbell, 5th Battalion; 2467 Sgt L. Mallett, 6th Battalion; 3847 Sgt F. R. Mather, 6th Battalion; 1221 Corporal (Cpl) G. H....

E01822

Film

The Last Post Ceremony commemorating the service of (5459) Corporal Harry Thorpe MM, 7th Battalion Australian Army, First World War

The Last Post Ceremony is presented in the Commemorative area of the Australian War Memorial each day. The ceremony commemorates more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations and whose names are recorded on the Roll of Honour. At each ceremony the story behind...

PAFU2014/231.01

The Last Post Ceremony commemorating the service of (5459) Corporal Harry Thorpe, 7th Battalion (Infantry), First World War

The Last Post Ceremony is presented in the Commemorative area of the Australian War Memorial every day. The ceremony commemorates more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations and whose names are recorded on the Roll of Honour. At each ceremony the story...

PAFU/832.01

Timeline

Date of birth 1886
Other 1916 7th Battalion
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1916-02-12 7th Battalion
Date of embarkation 1916-04-04
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-13
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-31 Recommended Distinguished Conduct Medal
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-31 Recommended Military Medal
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-31
Date of honour or award 1917-12-17 Awarded Military Medal
Date of death 1918-08-09