Pringle Harry Tyson

NAME Harry Tyson
PLACE-BIRTH Port Douglas
DATE-ENLISTMENT 6-01-15/13-01-15
NEXT-OF-KIN Nicholas J Pringle, Fairymount, Mossman
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Born and lived in the district before enlisting at Port Douglas.
REGIMENT-1 Other Light Horse
REGIMENT-2 Special units
RANK Lance Corporal
CAMPAIGN-1 Middle East
CAMPAIGN-2 Western Front
OTHER-INFO Embarked AScianius 24-05-15; Unallocated Light Horse, then 17'th AASC Coy; awarded 14/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE Harry Tyson Pringle was raised on the Pringle cane farm at Shannonvale, Mossman. He enlisted at Port Douglas in January 1915 at age 25, a month after his brother Thomas Lynch. He served as a Trooper with the Light Horse in Egypt before moving on to the Western Front with the 17th Australian Army Service Corps. On returning to Australia in March 1919 he returned to the family farm. The Northern Herald, 30 July 1919, noted Harry's return to Mossman: "The latest soldier to return home here is Harry Pringle, who looks fit and well after his encounter with the enemy during the late war". Harry died in 1973, aged 83 and is buried in the Mossman cemetery.