HARMAN, Albert Henry

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Commemoration
  5. Notes
  6. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War I
Date of Enlistment
07/09/1916
Date of Discharge
08/03/1919
Place of Enlistment
Goulburn NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Other Name(s)
Also known as 'Alfred'
Place of Birth
Majura ACT
Address (at enlistment)
Majura ACT
Occupation
Labourer
Next of Kin
John Harman (father), Majura ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
2902
Final Rank
Private
Final Unit
60 Battalion AIF

Commemoration

Queanbeyan RSL Wall of Remembrance, Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW
Queanbeyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour
Majura Honour Roll (refer Queanbeyan Age 21 May 1918)

Notes

Albert Harman was the brother of James and Thomas Harman and arrived in France as a Private with the 60th Battalion in April 1917. He served at Bullecourt (in May 1917) and Polygon Wood (in September 1917) before being wounded in the left arm and left thigh near Villers-Bretonneux on 27 April 1918. However, his arm failed to heal and was amputated. He returned to Australia in July 1918 and was discharged in March 1919. After the war he secured a soldier settlers block near the airport and 'Malcolmvale'. Harman died at the Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans' Home in Lyneham on 8 September 1967 and is buried at the Tharwa Road Cemetery, Queanbeyan.

The ACT Heritage Library photograph appeared in The Canberra Times on 14 December 1965 at the Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans Home in Lyneham. Some sources, including his service file, refer to him as 'Alfred' Harman, however his name at birth and at death are both recorded as 'Albert'.

Description - height 5 feet 10¾ inches, weight 168 pounds, chest 34-37 inches, dark complexion, dark brown eyes, dark brown hair, Methodist.

Sources

National Library of Australia : Country Women's Association of NSW (Canberra Branch) History, 1959 (manuscript call no. NLA MS 734)
'Soldier Settlement Subdivisions in the FCT after World War 1', Canberra Historical Journal, Canberra and District Historical Society, March 1996
NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
Queanbeyan Age - 3 November 1916, 21 May 1918, 13 September 1918, 27 September 1918
The Canberra Times - 14 December 1965, 9 September 1967
ACT Heritage Library image: 008175
Image provided by Sandra Young

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Albert Harman aged 73 at Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans' Home, Lyneham

Albert Harman aged 73 at Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans' Home, Lyneham

Queanbeyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour

Queanbeyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour

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