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Sydney Manly HARVEY

Regimental number4045
Place of birthChiltern Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Harvey, Lauriston via Kyneton, Victoria
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operations against the enemy possition at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 2nd/3rd June, 1918, Sergeant HARVEY displayed bravery and devotion to duty. Though slightly wounded in the head and arm in the early stages of the advance he single handed rushed an enemy machine gun position, killed the crew and captured the gun. he set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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