Gerald Wallace HARVEY

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HARVEY, Gerald Wallace

Service Number: 355
Enlisted: 11 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 1 March 1895
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba East State School & Bullock's College
Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
Died: Killed In Action, Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium, 14 April 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees, Toowoomba Protestant Alliance Friendly Society of Australia (P.A.F.S.O.A.) (1), Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St James' M2, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

11 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 355, 41st Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
18 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 355, 41st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 355, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
13 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 41st Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...355 Sergeant Gerald Wallace Harvey, 41st Battalion from Toowoomba, Queensland. A 21 year old fireman prior to enlisting on 11 October 1915, he embarked for overseas with B Company from Sydney on 18 May 1916 aboard HMAT Demosthenes. After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 13 January 1917, he was killed in action at Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium on 14 April 1917 and is buried in the Berks Cemetery, Ploegsteert." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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