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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Sergeant Harry Lovell Fynmore - back row, 5th from the left. 1st January 1916, 24th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, 13 Platoon.


Back Row:  1, 2 Pte Francis Craymore Whitfield, 3, 4, 5 Sgt Harry Lovell Fynmore, 6, 7, 8 .

Front Row:  1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6 .

Any further identifications welcome.


Fynmore H L    Pte    2639    Harry Lovell             24 Inf Bn    24    Clerk    Single    C of E        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Hall St, 19    

Next of Kin:    Fynmore, Henrietta, Mrs, mother, 19 Hall St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    18 Jun 1915        

Embarked:     A38 Ulysses 27 Oct 1915

Prior Service:  School cadets, Goulburn, NSW, 2 years.  


Relatives on Active Service:

Fynmore L H Pte 628 brother KIA

Fynmore J S Pte 7859 brother


Date of death:  13/06/1918

CWGC:  "Son of Frank and Henrietta Fynmore, of 85, Darling Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia".




Portrait of Sgt Harry Lovell Fynmore taken at Broadmeadows

prior to embarkation.  Sgt Fynmore embarked with the rank

of Acting Sergeant with the 24th Battalion. He was wounded

in action before transferring firstly to the 2nd Light Trench

Mortar Battery and then to the 7th Battalion. Australian

War Memorial Collection.



An interesting back view of Pte H L Fynmore, showing the

arrangement of his equipment and pack.  Australian War

Memorial Collection. Australian War Memorial Collection.



Portrait of 2811 Pte Francis Craymore Whitfield, of Creswick,

Vic (left), and 2639 Sergeant (Sgt) Harry Lovell Fynmore both

members of the 6th Reinforcements, 24th Battalion.  Pte

Whitfield enlisted on 12 July 1915. He died of wounds in France

on 20 August 1916. Australian War Memorial Collection. 



Sgt H L Fynmore. Australian War Memorial Collection.








H. Fynmore of St. Thomas' Harriers, whose photograph is reproduced [above], is located at Zeitoun, and is some three stone heavier than when he left Melbourne late last year.


Other members of this club to be mentioned are R. Ransom, promoted to be corporal; H. L. Manners, ill in hospital with influenza, and later with typhoid; while Lieut. Harold Barker,   D.C.M. has attained a further honor that of being included in the last party to quit Anzac. 


ATHLETES. (1916, March 15). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154554943




Harry McNeil writes from France that Sergeant E. S. Pitman (Essendon Harriers) is shortly being transferred to the Flying Corps. McNeil mentions that 'H. Fynmore is to run at sports tomorrow in a mile, but he expects to strike a snag in T. N. Vines.'


ATHLETES (1916, December 27). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), , p. 8. Retrieved July 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154551779 





In a recent letter to Mr T. Cook, H. L. Fynmore makes reference to a number of his St. Thomas's club-mates. He says: — "Captain H. Barker left his old company some time ago; he strained a sinew in one of his ankles, and was sent over to England, where he got a transfer to a Machine Gun section then  forming. I hear he is O.C. of that company now, and would not be surprised if he was shortly made a major. Lieutenant S. Bowman is looking well and fit, and is going as strong as ever. Penrose Gatliff, who was a Q.M.S. in his old battalion, has now received a commission, and has been transferred to the 10th Battalion; he is in the best of health and looking fine. Captain Bowtell-Harris has been recuperating in England, and I recently met him in Hyde Park during a 10 days' furlough. He told me he was just about to go before a Medical Board, and was hoping, to get back to his battalion; but I may say he is not looking too well on it, and I rather fancy the Board will give him a few months of home service in England. He richly deserves six months back in Australia, having been right through it all from the jump.  Harry Manners, who was a sergeant in a machine gun company, has been sent over to an Officers' Training College in England. Harry Crapp has been transferred to the 2nd Field Ambulance, and I have temporarily lost touch with him. Rupert Terry joined up with his battalion again recently, but before I could get round to see him he was sent back to hospital ill; he is a corporal. R. Ransome is in charge of our  Bugle Band; he has not been in, too good trim of late. Word was received early in the present week that Sergeant T. S. Goodall [sic H T Goodall], of the St. Thomas' Harriers, has been wounded in France. It is understood that the wound is, however, not a serious one. Goodall left these shores with the first Australian force.


ATHLETES IN ARMS. (1917, August 8). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 14, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154549212


See also a pre-war photo of St Thomas' Harriers which includes Harry Lovell Fynmore


Mentioned in this publication:

Essendon Gazette article about St Thomas' Harriers, 8 April 1915 (L Fynmore)

Letter from W H Crapp published in Winner 29 Nov 1916

Winner article based on letter from Harry Manners 21 Mar 1917


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

St James Church of England, Moonee Ponds

St Thomas' Church of England *

St Thomas' Memorial Hall

St Thomas' Harriers

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours CS Maj

Regimental Register


In Memoriam


FYNMORE. —In loving remembrance of my dear 
sons and our brothers, Sgt. Harry, 7th Batt,
killed in action, Hazebrouck, June 13, 1918, also
Pte Leslie, 21st. Batt., killed in action, Pozieres,
August 23, 1916, served at Gallipoli
" Their duty nobly done "
-(Inserted by their mother, brothers and sisters)

The Argus 13 June 1919



FYNMORE.- In loving remembrance of my dear
sons, and our brothers, Sgt Harry, 7th Batt., killed
in action, Strazeele, June 13, 1918; also Pte Leslie,
21st. Batt, killed in action, Pozieres, August 23,
1916. Served at Gallipoli.
Their duty nobly done.  
-(Inserted by their mother, brothers, and

The Argus 12 June 1920



FYNMORE. —In sad but loving memory of my

dearly loved fiance, Sergeant Harry Lovell Fyn-  

more, 7th Battalion, who fell in France, 13th

June, 1918.    

In God's keeping.        

—(Inserted by his loving fiance, Ettie.)

The Argus 14 June 1920



No further notices in The Argus to 1923.


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