Extra Regimental Corporal
Serial No. 1543A
12th Light Horse Regiment & Australian Ordnance Corp
Harry Brigden - Information
Harry was born in Sydney to Sydney and Elizabeth Brigden c1894. Harry eventually came to the Camden area with his cousins, Albert and William Henry Brigden. He resided at Bobs Range in The Oaks, and worked as a carter. He enlisted in the AIF on the 6th of October 1915 in Holsworthy, aged 21.
In 1916, Harry disembarked in Egypt, but was shortly admitted to the 4th Auxiliary Hospital with the mumps in April. He then left Details Camp to join the 12th Light Horse at Tel-el-Kebir in late July. He was then attached for duty with the 2nd Light Horse Brigade at Romani, until the 14th of September. On the 22nd of February 1917, he was promoted to Lance Corporal. In April, he was assigned duty with the 4th Light Horse Ordnance. He spent most of early 1918 in hospital; his back was injured when he was accidentally run over by a limber truck in March. After the war ended, Harry was transferred to the Australian Army Ordnance Corps and promoted to Extra Regimental Corporal in May 1919. He was then sent back to Australia to resume his civilian life.