Oliver James HARMON

HARMON, Oliver James

Service Number: 4791
Enlisted: 10 November 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1884
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boilermaker's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 6 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Granville St Mark's Anglican Church Memorial Windows, Granville War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4791, Sydney, New South Wales
8 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4791, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4791, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney
6 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4791, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4791 Private Oliver James Harmon, 4th Pioneer Battalion of Granville, NSW. A boiler maker's helper prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Star of England (A 15) on 8 March 1916. He was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 6 August 1916, aged 31. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)