Harrie Wilson Alderton

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Alderton, Corporal Harry (Harrie) Wilson no.441a

1st Machine Gun Company 6th Reinforcements, later 3rd Machine Gun Battalion.

‘Myalla” Garnet Street, Hurlstone Park.

Accountant’s clerk.

Born 1894 in Sydney, son of Daniel R. & Winifred Alderton.

Enlisted at Sydney 2/4/1916, aged 22.


Church of England.

Next of kin: mother, W.L. Alderton [father, D.R Alderton].

Embarked from Melbourne 20/10/1916 per HMAT A17 Port Lincoln.

Returned to Australia 19/2/1919.

Married 1930 Dorothy Myee Lamb, who lived next door.

No children.

Worked as an accountant at Email.

Dorothy died 29/3/1991.

Monument, Euston Square, Hurlstone Park.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002