Harold Patrick Carlon
Serial No. 3181
7th Light Horse Regiment
Harold Patrick Carlon - Information
When Harold decided to enlist in the AIF, he was living in Yerranderie with his family and working as a miner. Harold was born in Burragorang in 1892 to Joseph and Mary Carlon. He was 24, when he signed up at the Royal Showground Camp on the 28th of November 1916. He was presently placed with the 25th Reinforcements, 7th Light Horse Regiment as a Trooper. He then boarded the HMAT Boorara in Melbourne on the 10th of May 1917 for war service.
Harold arrived in Suez in late June, and completed further exercises with the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment at Moascar. Harold soon joined the 7th Regiment as they patrolled Palestine, and in 1918 into the Jordan Valley, assaulting Gaza, Jerusalem and participating in the Battles of Amman and Es Salt. At the end of August, Harold was brought before a Court Martial. He was charged with being drunk whilst on active service. He was also charged with disobeying a lawful command by a superior officer in Jerusalem, in that he did not go to the lines when ordered to. He was only found guilty of the latter; and fined 21 days pay. Harold completed his tour of duty. He was sent back to Australia on the 28th of June 1919.