Henry Cavendish HARVEY

HARVEY, Henry Cavendish

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 26 December 1894
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Maryborough Central School and Maryborough Grammar School
Occupation: Insurance clerk
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 20 September 1935, aged 40 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Columbarium 12, Section 7
Memorials: Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll, Maryborough St Stephen's Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
26 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (left foot)
5 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion
25 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 49th Infantry Battalion
12 Apr 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


Former Well-Known Insurance Officer

The death occurred on Friday last, in St. Martin's Hospital, of Mr. Henry Cavendish Harvey, of Coolamon, Morven. The late Mr. Harvey, who was the eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. W. C. Harvey, of Wilston, Brisbane, was born at Maryborough 40 years ago, and was educated at the Maryborough Central School and the Maryborough Grammar School. As a youth he joined the staff of the New Zealand Insurance Company, attaining the rank of inspector, at Maryborough and later manager of the Warwick branch of the company.

In August, 1914, in company with his father, he joined the A.I.F. as a lieutenant and member of the 9th Battalion; and sailed from Brisbane on the Omrah. At the landing on Gallipoli, on April 25, 1915, he was severely wounded. After his recovery he returned to Gallipoli only to strike one of the severest winters, which resulted in his contracting an attack, of pneumonia. Re-turning to Queensland he relinquished insurance work and took up a grazing station at Morven; his progress was slow in carving out his future home, but, with true Australian grit, plodded on and managed to keep the flag aloft, despite the disastrous drought.

The late Mr. Harvey married Miss Grace Prentice; of Stanthorpe, and is survived by her and two children, Helen and Peter. He was an enthusiastic tennis player and at Milton and Maryborough was engaged in some keen games. His many tennis friends will deeply regret the loss of such a fine player and enthusiast." from The Telegraph 25 Sep 1935 (nla.gov.au)