Private John Harmer

Service number 202
Ranks Held Bugler, Private
Birth Date 1898
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Greater London, Westminster
Death Date 1915-04-25
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Also known as Harmer, John, John Armour
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private John Harmer (202, 7th Battalion) was born in Westminster, London, England in 1898. He was working on a farm in England before coming to Australia at the age of 16. He enlisted as a bugler in August 1914, declaring himself to be 19 years 7 months. Private Harmer was reported missing on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. His father later recorded his age as 17 years.



Date of birth 1898
Date of enlistment 21 August 1914
Date of embarkation 19 October 1914
Date of death 25 April 1915
Date of fate 25 April 1915