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Arthur Robert HARVEY

Regimental number5038
Date of birth16 February 1892
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker, South Australian Railways
AddressSemaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Harvey, Penny Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of speech )
Enlistment date1 October 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 November 1918
Discharge date7 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918.

Found guilty, 17 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 1430, 17 January, till 0630, 18 January 1918: forfeited 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 3 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 14 February 1918; embarked Cherbourg, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1918; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 10 May 1918.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 June 1918; transferred to 6th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 June 1916 (myalgia); to 4th Army Convalescent Depot, 3 July 1918; to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 10 July 1918 (appendicitis); discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 24 July 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 August 1918.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 25 August 1918 (diarrhoea), and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 15, 25 August 1918, and admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 August 1918; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 27 August 1918; to Base Depot, 31 August 1918; classified B3 (neurasthenia), 13 September 1918; marched out to England, 16 September 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 18 November 1918 (neurasthenia); disembarked Melbourne, 1January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 7 March 1919.

War service: 1 year 158 days (of which 1 year 11 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 March 1927
Age at death36
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 9 West, Grave 13), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARVEY Arthur Robert

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