HARMAN, James John

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

Service Details

Branch of Service
World War I
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge
Place of Enlistment
Goulburn NSW

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Majura ACT
Address (at enlistment)
Majura ACT
Next of Kin
John Harman (father), Majura ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Final Unit
13 Battalion AIF


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


Jim Harman enlisted in Goulburn with his brother Albert on 7 September 1916, just after his 21st birthday - he was born at the family property at Majura on 6 September 1895. Harman embarked with his other brother, Tom, in November 1916 as reinforcements for the 13th Battalion. He joined the battalion on the Western Front in August 1917 in the lead up to the Passchendaele campaign in Belgium and received a shrapnel wound to his foot near Polygon Wood on 29 September 1917. It resulted in his return to Australia for discharge on 5 July 1918. Harman moved to Queanbeyan in about 1930 and died on 17 March 1959. He was buried in Woden Cemetery.

Description - height 5 feet 9 inches, weight 154 pounds, chest 33-37 inches, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Methodist.


National Library of Australia : Country Women's Association of NSW (Canberra Branch) History, 1959 (manuscript call no. NLA MS 734)
NAA RecordSearchNAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
Canberra Public Cemeteries http://www.canberracemeteries.com.au/cem_gravesearch.asp
Queanbeyan Age - 12 September 1916,7 November 1916, 30 October 1917, 15 January 1918, 21 May 1918
The Canberra Times - 18 March 1959
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Queanbeyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour

Queanbeyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour

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