Edgar Laurence George HARVEY

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HARVEY, Edgar Laurence George

Service Number: 2416
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yacka, South Australia, 18 November 1891
Home Town: Yacka, South Australia
Schooling: Yacka Public School, Yacka, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer, S.A.R.
Died: Killed In Action, Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium, 3 October 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Port Lincoln S.A.R. Eyre's Peninsula Division Roll of Honour WW1, Yacka Public School Roll of Honour, Yacka WWI Honour Board, Yacka War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2416, 50th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2416, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA: 1867 - 1922) Thursday 27 December 1917

ON ACTIVE SERVICE

Mrs. G. Harvey has received from Captain Bice, in France, a letter stating that her son, Private E. L. G. HARVEY, was killed instantaneously by a shell on October 8 in his dugout, while resting   in company with two comrades, Privates Penna and Coxon. The writer pays a tribute to Private Harvey as "a gallant soldier, ever ready to do his duty." Mrs Harvey has lost two of her three sons who answered the call of duty.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209778511

 

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