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John HARVEY

Regimental number3374
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectric linesman
Address7 Harwood Place, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Harvey, 22 Myrtle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 18th Light Horse Regiment.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 January 1919
Discharge date12 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined to 52nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Ivernia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Taken ill in the field, 23 June 1916 (rheumatism); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 25 June 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 26 June 1916; to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 July 1916; to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 July 1916; to Ambulance Train, 8 July 1916; admitted to 25th General Hospital, Hardelot, 9 July 1916; admitted to 1st Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 11 July 1916; discharged to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 July 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 18 July 1916 (myalgia). Embarked Boulogne on HS 'Brighton' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 21 July 1916; admitted to Military Hospital, Frensham Hill, 21 July 1916; discharged on furlough, 15 August 1916. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 September 1916 (classified A); marched into 13th Training Bn, Rollestone, 5 September 1916.

Found guilty at Rollestone, 12 September 1916, of overstaying leave, 3.00 pm, 31 August, to 3.00pm, 1 September 1916: awarded 7 days' confinement to camp; forfeited total of 2 days' pay.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 22 May 1917; marched inbto 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 May 1917; moved into the field, 10 June 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 10 June 1917; to be Driver, 29 July 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 27 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, right leg); transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 September 1917; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 27 September 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 6 October 1917; admitted to No 14 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 8 October 1917; discharged to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 15 December 1917; moved into the field, 27 December 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 29 December 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 January 1918 (diarrhoea); discharged to unit, 4 February 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 17 March 1918 (shrapnel wound, left hand); discharged to unit, 29 March 1918.

Admitted to 51st Field Ambulance, 29 March 1918 (synovitis, knee); transferred to 4th General Hospital, 30 March 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 1 April 1918; to No 12 Convalescent Depot, Auberque, 3 April 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 4 April 1918; to No 5 Rest Camp, 23 April 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 1 My 1918; moved into the field, 17 May 1918. Transferred to 51st Bn and taken on strength, 22 May 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 May 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 May 1918; to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 2 June 1918. Embarked on board HS 'Grantully Castle' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 10 June 1918; admitted to Horton War Hospital, Epsom, 11 June 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 July 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 July 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 September 1918 (classified B1.A1).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 15 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 20 February 1919. Discharged Perth, 12 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 May 1947
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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