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Arnold Bernays HARVEY

Regimental number1616
Place of birthEast Adelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressWoodville Road, Woodville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Robina Harvey, Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Bernays spelt Bernage
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Throughout the period 16th September - 31st December 1918 and for the previous year this W.O. has rendered loyal and valuable service in the Brigade Office, and his knowledge, energy and careful work have been of the greatest assistance to the staff. His natural desire was to qualify for a commission in a Battalion but when it was pointed out to him that he was rather old for a Subaltern, and that his services were of more value as Orderly Room Sergeant, he cheerfully sacrificed his ambition for the good of the service, and continued to serve in the more humble capacity.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 July 1974

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