Ernest Herbert HARVEY

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HARVEY, Ernest Herbert

Service Number: 3349
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Prospect, South Australia, 18 September 1888
Home Town: Prospect Hill, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Prospect Hill Public School
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch, Meadows War Memorial, Prospect Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3349, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3349, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3349, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3349, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE E. H. HARVEY.

Mr. and Mrs. James Harvey, of Prospect Hill South, have received information that their son, Private Ernest Herbert Harvey, was killed in action in France on August 16. Before enlisting Private Harvey was farming on the Peninsula. He left for the front last October, and after serving for some months in Egypt was transferred to France, his brother, Hurtle, is also in the trenches in France, and his brother, Walter, is on the sea going to the front. Another brother tried twice to enlist, but was rejected as medically unfit." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 20 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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