William Ernest Garvie

Garvie-garvieName   William Ernest Garvie

Number    Private 4113

Battalion      24th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Miner’s Rest Ballarat

Next of Kin   His wife, Mrs. Jane Garvie of Mardan, later ‘Elmo’ Inlet Road Leongatha.

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne on 15/11/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 26 years 7 months, 6’3 ”, 183 pounds, grey eyes dark brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He died on 19/11/1916, of wounds received on 14/11/1916, at Gamieres near Rouen

Location of grave or memorial

Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from the Mardan area 

Military History

  • He is on the Koorooman East Honour Roll
  • He attended Mardan South School
  • 15/11/15 He enlisted
  • 7/3/16 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Wiltshire
  • 9/8/16 He proceeded to France via Rollestone.
  • 29/8/16 He was taken on strength in France
  • 14/11/16 He was wounded in action wounded in leg and thigh
  • 16/11/16 He transferred to the ambulance train
  • 17/11/16 He was reported very ill in Rouen
  • His effects were: –

A photo, cards letters wallet belt, pipe, notebook, 2 metal brooches, knife, testament, cap, pouch, badge, small metal cross with stones and 7 coins

A second parcel, 3 knitted squares, kit bag handle, pouch pipe, brush and handkerchief

  • Mrs. Garvie wrote from Mardan South asking for a certificate of death
  • 22/6/22 Mrs. Garvie received a plaque 22/6/22
  • Mrs. Garvie sent stamps worth 5/- to cover the cost of 2 photos of his grave. She is later informed that the photos are 3/- each.
  • 22/2/23 Mrs. Garvie received The British War Medal 26/5/24

Eventually she received all medals

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