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Thomas McEwin David HARLEY

Regimental number678
Place of birthSlatey Creek, Victoria
SchoolState School
AddressSlatey Creek, St Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Harley, Slatey Creek, St Arnaud, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 3 years with B Coy St Arnaud Rangers
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Enlisted in August, 1914; sailed with 1st AIF; was at Egypt (Ismalia), Gallipoli twice; sailed with Coy to France; had operation appendicitis, April 16. Sailed for France on 14 June, 1917.' (details from Mother)
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Thomas McEwan
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXIX, Row B, Grave No. 3), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Alberta HARLEY, Slaty Creek, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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