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William Royal HARVEY

Regimental number1834
Place of birthClapham, London, England
SchoolSt John's Bowyer, Clapham, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Harvey, 25 Victoria Road, Clapham Common, London, SW, England
Enlistment date28 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Went to school till he was sixteen years old and then to Pitmans to learn shorthand, Spanish, French etc. but did not like it and wished to go to Australia to learn Farming and left England on 16th February, 1912 for Perth and worked for various farmers until he joinedup at Perth in May, 1916. Could not passmedical exam before." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row G, Grave NO. 4), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W.T. and Harriette HARVEY, 57 Victoria Road, Clapham, London, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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