Henri Douglas Harvey

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Henri Douglas
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Date of death
Place of death
Takapuna, Auckland

World War 2

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26 Napier Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Mrs Grace Elizabeth Harvey (wife), 26 Napier Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Major Henri Douglas' records
Born: 31 December 1896; Adelaide, South Australia.  Died: 28 November 1971, Takapuna, Auckland.

Australian Imperial Forces
Volunteered; November 1914
Enlisted: 12 January 1915, 58th Battalion
Regimental Number: 1967
Profession on Enlistment: Electrician
Age at embarkation: 18
Next of kin: Mother, Mrs Harvey, 45 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Embarked: 17 April 1915; HMAT A20 Hororata
Unit:  58th Battalion
Egypt: April 1915
Gallipoli: 1915 to evacuation
Sinai Desert: early 1916
France: June 1916
Commissioned: 29 July 1916, 2nd Lieutenant; on the field.  First battle of the Somme, 1916: wounded, sent to London
Second battle of the Somme, 1916
Promoted: Lieutenant, 14 February 1917
1918: contracted typhus fever, sent to London
Returned Australia: 18 January 1919. 4 March 1919, Margha; transferred to the Reserve of Officers
Appointment terminated: 22 May 1919, medically unfit
See his attestation paper for the Australian Imperial Force.

New Zealand Regular Forces
Enlisted: 1924, appointed Sergeant; Burnham
Transferred: 1931, Wanganui
Commissioned: 1939, Lieutenant
Transferred: March 1940, 28 Maori Battalion
Promoted: March 1940, Captain
Embarked: 30 April 1940
Arrived England: 1st week June 1940
Sandhurst; June 1940
Embarked for Africa: January 1941
Egypt: March 1941,
23 November 1941: wounded Sollum, 2nd battle of Libya
Promoted: Major
Returned to New Zealand: 1942
1942-43: Brigade Major, Fortress Wellington
May 1943-June 1944: Tonga, Solomon Islands
1944: Returned to NZ
1944-47: various duties, Auckland
1947: Posted to Japan, General Staff Officer, Grade 2, HQ B.C.O.F.
December 1948: returned NZ
1949: placed on retiring leave
1 October 1949: Retired, rank of major.

More information on Henri Douglas Harvey can be found at the National Archives of Australia and, the AIF Project website

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