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James HARVEY

Regimental number1725
Place of birthLongford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBushman
AddressMorven, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Henry Smith, Morven PO, Morven, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date19 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Borda', 5 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Borda', 12 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 23 July 1916.

Found guilty, 31 July 1916, of being absent without leave from party until apprehended by Military Police 6 hours' later: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; taken on strength of 11th Training Bn, 7 August 1916.

Found guilty in London, 27 August 1916, of (1) being absent without leave, 6.00 am, 22 August, to 10.30 pm, 26 August 1916, (2) conduct to prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he crated a disturbance at the YMCA hut in Waterloo, (3) resisting the authority of an escort, 26 August 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and a fine of 5 days' pay; forfeited total of 33 days' pay; marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, from detention, 22 September 1916.

Found guilty at Codford, 28 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 16 October, to 7.00 pm, 24 October 1916: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 29 days' pay; taken on strength of 42nd Bn, 11 November 1916. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 January 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to unit, 11 January 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 February 1917; transferred to Divisional Receiving Station, 14 February 1917 (renal polyuria); discharged to duty, 20 February 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 22 February 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 March 1917; transferred to Divisional Receiving Station, 5 March 1917 (contusion, thigh and hip); discharged to unit, 10 March 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 May 1917 (severed tendon); transferred to No 10 Stationary Hospital, St. Omer, 13 May 1917; discharged to duty, 16 May 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 24 May 1917.

Found guilty in the field, 12 August 1917, of (1) being absent without leave, 9.00 am, 9 August, to 2.00 pm, 9 August 1917, and (2) drunkenness: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 13 days' pay.

Found guilty, 6 September 1917, of using abusive language to a superior officer, 5 September 1917: awarded fine of 14 days' pay; forfeited total of 14 days' pay.

Found guilty, 1 November 1917, of (1) neglecting to obey a command given by a superior officer in that he failed to join a fatigue party when ordered to do so, 1 November 1917, (2) drunkenness, 3 November 1917, and (3) being absent without leave, 8.30 am, to 4.00 pm, 5 November 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 4 January 1918, of (1) drunkenness, 14 December 1917, and (2) drunkenness, 16 December 1917: sentenced to 28 days' Feild Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 49 days' pay; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 12 February 1918. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 5 March 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Rahine', 12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, 19 September 1918 (rheumatism and age).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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