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James Thomas McK HARVIE

Regimental number3794
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Other NamesHARVIE, James Thomas McK.
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCutter
Address5 Darebin Road, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs M.S. Harvie, 5 Darebin Road, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name James T
Place of death or woundingBony, near St Quentin, France
Age at death38
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
46
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jenet HARVIE; husband of Margaret HARVIE, "Belmont", 5 Darelin Street, Northcote, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on morning of 20th September, 1917, this N.C.O. showed great initiative and personal gallantry in rushing a German Machine Gun which was holding up the advance. He personally accounted for five of the Germans who were manning the machine gu. Throughout the operations he displayed initiative and gallantry of a high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsUncle: Tom Harvie, died on 12th August, 1917.

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