John (Jack) HARLEY



Service Numbers: 1688, 1688A
Enlisted: 8 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 1891
Home Town: Mount Perry, North Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Childers School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Apple Tree Creek Honour Board, Apple Tree Creek War Memorial (Digger), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Isis District Roll of Honour, Mount Perry Shire of Perry Roll of Honor, Mount Perry War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1688, 25th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
20 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1688, 25th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1688, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1688A, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Marian Harley, Mingo Crossing, Mount Perry, Queensland

"...1688 (later 1688A) Private  John (Jack) Harley, 25th Battalion, of Maryborough, Qld. A farmer prior to enlistment, he embarked from Sydney, NSW, with the 2nd Reinforcements aboard HMAT Shropshire (A9) on 20 August 1915. Pte Harley served in Egypt, Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He was killed in action at Pozieres, Somme Sector, France on 6 August 1916, aged 25." - SOURCE (