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Frederick Graham HARVEY

Regimental number4792
Date of birth16 August 1896
Place of birthNorth Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address58 Keppel Street, Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, S Harvey, 23 Wolfe Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 November 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the YPRES Sector. This man assisted his Officer in carrying out a very daring daylight reconnaissance immediately following the attack on 26th September, 1917. Under very heavy hostile shell fire a location for an important Communication Trench and taped and laid out. After this was completed he returned to a rendezvous to guide the Company up to dig the Trench. He went forward reconnoitring for the safest routes possible and by his initiative, enabled the digging party to reach, and successfully completed the job. By his coolness and courage he set a fine example to all.'

Other details

Mother wrote, 22 October 1915: 'Well Fred, you are asking me for my consent as you feel you ought to go. Do by all means as it is the duty of every one to protect our Country, so go Dear one and may God bless and protect you ... my constant prayers. I still remain your ever loving Mother.'

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia in HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 May 1919; discharged, Sydney, 9 May 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents: William Smith and Sarah (nee Bates) Harvey
Date of deathapprox 1925

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