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William HARVEY

Regimental number16081
Place of birthBanbridge, Down, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressKangaroo Point, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H A Harvey, Holman Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date30 August 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Demosthenes', 22 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital at sea, 2 February 1917; discharged to duty, 8 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917; marched into No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 4 March 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 15 March 1917. Transferred to 16th Field Ambulance, 19 March 1917; moved out from depot, 22 September 1917; marched into Australian Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 23 September 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 8 October 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 11 October 1917; moved into the field, 15 October 1917; taken on strength of 14th Field Ambulance, 18 October 1918; proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 18 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 October 1918; proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 9 December 1918. "Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 January 1919 (enteritis); discharged on furlough, 11 January 1919. Taken on strength of Administration Headquarters, London, 13 January 1919. Transferred to 9th Bn for demobilisation only, 18 July 1919; attached to 14th Field Ambulance, 30 December 1918; granted leave whilst awaiting return to Australia, 30 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bahia Castillo', 17 April 1920; disembarked Sydney, 21 June 1920, and then proceeded overland to 1st Military District. Discharged Brisbane, 30 August 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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