Hyland Jesse HARVEY


HARVEY, Hyland Jesse

Service Number: 1659
Enlisted: 5 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beckley, England, 2 June 1893
Home Town: Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Beckley National School
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 5 September 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board HR, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1659, Brisbane, Queensland
20 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1659, 49th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1659, 49th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney
5 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1659, 49th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1659 Private Hyland Jesse Harvey, 49th Battalion. Pte Harvey, a plumber from Brisbane, Qld, prior to enlisting on 5 October 1915, embarked from Sydney aboard SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916. He was killed by a shell at Mouquet Farm, France on 5 September 1916. He was 23 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was  the son of Stephen & Alice Jane Harvey of "Milltown," Beckley.

He emigrated to Australia in 1913.


He is remembered in Sussex, England on the Beckley village war memorial- a Cross which  stands on the green outside the church of All Saints. There is another memorial in the Parish Church of All Saints plus details on the Lych Gate, some other details inside the church and on the lych gate.