Harry Lovell FYNMORE


FYNMORE, Harry Lovell

Service Number: 2639
Enlisted: 18 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ascot Vale, Victoria, 1891
Home Town: Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Essendon, Victoria
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 13 June 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot II, Row A, Grave 28
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2639, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2639, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2639, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
22 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 24th Infantry Battalion
26 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2639, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , Gas
9 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion
24 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion
8 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 7th Infantry Battalion
13 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2639, 7th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harry Lovell FYNMORE was born in Ascot Vale, Victoria in 1891

His parents were Frank FYNMORE and Henrietta Ida CARROLL

He had two years previous service in the School Cadets in Goulburn in NSW before he enlisted on 18th June 1915 in Melbourne with the 24th Battalion - he was with the 6th reinfocements who embarked from Melbourne on 27th October, 1915 on the HMAT Ulysses

Harry was involved with the St Thomas Harriers in Essendon and was also engaged to be married to Annetta (Ethel) EDWARDS

He was Wounded in Action on 26th Jully, 1916 and admitted to the Canadian General Hospital in France with gas poisoning

Harry was promoted through the ranks to Sergeant and was tranferred to the 2nd Light Trench Mortar Battery and then to the 7th Infantry Battalion

He was Killed in Action on 13th June, 1918 in Hasebrouck , France and buried in Borre British Cemetery - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial , the Honour Roll in Essendon Town Hall in Victoria & the Honour Board in St. Thomas Church - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal

His brother Leslie Haliburton FYNMORE (SN628) was also Killed in Action on 23rd August, 1916 and another brother James Stewart FYNMORE (7th Field Ambulance) returned to Australia in 1919.  His cousin Thomas Robert FYNMORE (SN2082) 2nd Field Company Engineers also returned to Australia


Trove - In Memoriam

The Argus, 23rd August, 1918

FYNMORE - In loving remembrance of my dear Sons and our Brothers, Private Leslie H, Killed in Action, Pozieres, August 23, 1916, served at Gallipoli also Sergeant Harry L, Killed in Action, Hazebrouck, June 13, 1918

"There is a link death cannot sever,

Fond remembrance lives for ever"

Inserted by his Mother, Brothers & Sisters