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Regimental number374
Date of birth26 December 1890
Place of birthMarybourgh, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMingo Crossing, Mount Perry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.5
Height5' 8"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Harley, Mingo Crossing, Mount Perry, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Queensland Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll374A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John (born 1858, Dunfirmline, Fyfeshire, Scotland) and Mary Ann Biggs (born 1859, Bromley by Bow, Essex, England)
Discharge date7 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1688 Pte John HARLEY, 25th Bn, killed in action, 6 August 1916; 1826 Pte Thomas HARLEY, 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 February 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 July 1966
Age at death75
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARLEY James

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