HARMAN, Thomas William

  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
02/11/1916
Date of Discharge
25/07/1919
Place of Enlistment
Goulburn NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
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
7002
Final Rank
Lance Corporal
Final Unit
4 Machine Gun 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

Harman served in the 13th Battalion in France from May 1917; his brother James joined him in August 1917. He was wounded twice in 1917 near Ypres; the second occasion was a serious arm wound received near Polygon Wood in Belgium on 26 September 1917 when acting as a stretcher-bearer. For his actions at Polygon Wood he was recommended for a Commander in Chief Congratulatory Card where he "carried many cases over a stretch of 1500 yards. The route was swampy and almost impassable in parts and was under heavy shell and machine gun fire for the whole distance." He continued at this task for several hours without rest before being severely wounded. Harman rejoined his unit in December 1917 and was transferred to the 4th Machine Gun Battalion in May 1918. After the Armistice he was appointed as a Lance Corporal in February 1919. He returned to Australia in June 1919 and was discharged in July 1919. Harman resumed farming in the Majura valley after the war. He never married and died on 19 January 1956 at Queanbeyan District Hospital. Harman is buried in the Tharwa Road Cemetery, Queanbeyan.

Description - height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 152 pounds, chest 34-37 inches, hair dark brown, dark complexion, dark brown eyes, Methodist.

Sources

National Library of Australia : Country Women's Association of NSW (Canberra Branch) History, 1959 (manuscript call no. NLA MS 734)
Rex Cross, 'Bygone Queanbeyan', 1980
NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
AWM Honours & Awards
Queanbeyan Age - 7 November 1916, 31 August 1917, 30 October 1917, 15 January 1918, 26 February 1918, 21 May 1918
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Queanbeyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour

Queanbeyan Methodist Church Roll of Honour

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