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William Raymond HARVEY

Regimental number2684
Place of birthTemora, New South Wales
SchoolTemora Public School, Temora, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCombanning Siding, Temora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 1"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, R. Harvey, Combanning Siding, Temora, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm Depot, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death22
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Amy HARVEY, De Bass Street, Temora, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte Bertie Cecil HARVEY, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, Bullecourt, 7 May 1917) Brother: Pte Reuben Edward Harvey, 53rd Battalion, died of wounds near Peronne on 1st September, 1918 Brother: Pte R.G. Harvey, wounded at Messines but afterwards recovered.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched out of 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916, and taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, the same day.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916, and admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound, left leg); transferred to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outream, 22 July; to England, 23 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 14th Training Bn, 20 November 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 5 December 1916; rejoined 55th Bn, 7 December 1916.

Accidentely injured, Bernafey Camp, 2 March 1917, while undertaking camp duties; admitted to No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 March 1917 (scald, right foot); transferred to Ambulance Train, 5 March 1917; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 6 March 1917; to England, 8 March 1917; to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 9 March 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 March 1917; discharged, 13 April 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Found guilty, 2 June 1917, of being out of bounds: awarded 4 days' confined to barracks.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 June 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 6 June 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 22 June 1917; rejoined 55th Bn, 27 June 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 9 March 1918; admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 10 March 1918 (appendicitis); transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 10 March 1918; to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 March 1918; to Ambulance Train, 11 March 1918; discharged, 22 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 24 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 6 April 1918; rejoined 55th Bn, 10 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARVEY William Raymond

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