Harlie VIGERS

VIGERS, Harlie

Service Number: 15002
Enlisted: 3 January 1917, Enlisted Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Motor Transport Company
Born: Merriwa, New South Wales, Australia, February 1890
Home Town: Burwood, Burwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Commercial traveller
Died: Bega, New South Wales, Australia, 4 March 1956, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Burwood Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 15002, 300th Company Mechanical Transport, Enlisted Sydney, NSW
4 Aug 1917: Involvement SN 15002, 300th Company Mechanical Transport
4 Aug 1917: Embarked SN 15002, 300th Company Mechanical Transport, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
29 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Motor Transport Company
5 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, 5th Motor Transport Company

Harlie Vilgers

Written by great grandson, Rhys Grainger

A poppy brought back from Europe by my great grandfather Harlie Vigers after his service in the First World War. Also attached is a photo of Harlie on his motorcycle during the war - he was a despatch rider according to family memory. He had been a motorcycle enthusiast in Dubbo prior to the war also. He was once so tired that he fell asleep in an abandoned building near the front and didn't wake up when it was shelled.

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