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Harvey J D   Pte    2160

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


The Harvey brothers with comrades, taken at Pozieres, France. Taken prior to the

Battle of Pozieres where Albert was killed on 23 August 1916.  Photo courtesy

of Elizabeth Lockett.


Harvey J D   Pte    2160    John Dean             23 Inf Bn    20    Compositor    Single    C of C        

Address:    Ascot Vale, The Parade, 223    

Next of Kin:    Harvey, John, father, 223 The Parade, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted:    13 Jul 1915     

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 27 Sep 1915

Prior service:     58 Inf Regt 2 years Citizen forces as Sergeant.

Awards:  Military Medal & Bar


Relatives on Active Service:

Harvey A E Pte 2261 brother KIA

Wilson F T Pte 5434 half-brother

Manderson R R B Pte 5376 cousin

Manderson E J A Pte 3826 cousin

Manderson A L G Pte 3360 cousin

Manderson H Pte 5627 cousin

Manderson W Pte 5626 cousin KIA

Lukey A N Pte 4542 cousin

Doig R G Pte 7472 cousin

Doig C G Pte 993 cousin DOW



Military Medal

During the operation at HERLEVILLE, East of AMIENS, on the 17th August, 1918, this man gave great assistance and displayed fine courage in carrying up ammunition.  The enemy put down a very strong barrage in the rear and Pte HARVEY went through this barrage several times for bombs, keeping the front line well supplied.  The assistance that he gave to the bombers was invaluable and greatly assisted in the final success of the operation.  After ensuring that sufficient ammunition was to hand, he went forward along a sap leading off the front line and bombed the enemy, enabling the men in rear to establish a block. He displayed great courage and his initiative and dash set a fine example to the rest of the men.


(Sgd) C Rosenthal, Maj Gen'l, Comdg 2nd Aus Divn.

Date of recommendation 28/8/18



Bar to Military Medal  2160 L/Cpl J D Harvey, MM

After the capture of Mt St Quentin on 1/9/18 this NCO volunteered to carry back important information to Battn HQ.  All other runners being casualties when the enemy artillery was shelling heavily over lines of communication, but he kept bravely to his task.  Earlier in the day he led a section forward with great courage, cheering them on under heavy machine gun fire. Later he acted as stretcher bearer when another unit had suffered casualties, going out several times under direct enemy machine gunfire and sescuring several men who were lying in exposed positions. 


(Sgd) C Rosenthal, Major- General, Commanding 2nd Aus Divn.

Date of recommendation 15/9/18

Australian War Memorial Collection.


Mentioned in this publication

Essendon Gazette 12 August 1915 -  Farewell at Moonee Ponds West Methodist Church



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Moonee Ponds West Methodist Church

Moonee Ponds West State School

St Pauls Anglican Church, Ascot Vale

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register

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