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Richard Glenalbyn HARVEY

Regimental number17978
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTurner and fitter
AddressEaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 1.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Henry Harvey, Caldwells Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme); previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height.
Enlistment date25 January 1917
Place of enlistmentEaglehawk, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st and 2nd Field Troops
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollField Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date26 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

EmbarkedSydney, 9 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917, and marched in to Isolation Camp.

Marched in to Engineers Training Unit, Moascar, 25 July 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Field Squadron Engineers, 6 September 1917; taken on strength, Abbassia, 7 September 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 March 1918 (injured right knee while playing football: severe synovitis; injured while engaged in authorised sport; no one to blame); transferred to 74th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 March 1918; discharged to duty, 24 March 1918.

Admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 16 November 1918 (debility); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 19 November 1918; discharged to duty, 27 November 1918.

Marched in to Rest Camp, Port Said, 30 November 1918; rejoined 2nd Field Squadron Engineers, in the field, 17 December 1918.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 30 December 1918 (accidental injury, right knee: synovitis); discharged and rejoined unit, 12 January 1919.

Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom, 1 May 1919; taken on strength, Furlough Department, England, 14 May 1919, and granted leave, to report to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 16 June 1919.

Granted leave until 2 July 1919, pending Non-Military Employment (no further details recorded); NME cancelled, 4 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 26 January 1920.
Date of death31 March 1969
Age at death71
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARVEY Richard Glenalbyn

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