HENRY JERMAN 

Known as HARRY

Harry is remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Images courtesy of  Faithe Jones – http://ww1australia.weebly.com/

 

Born: 1893, Harwich, Essex.

Died: 26th May 1915; age: 22; KiA. Gallipoli

Residence: Strathmerton, Victoria, Australia.

Occupation: Kitchenman.

Enlistment Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; date: 12th October 1914; age: 21; Religion: CofE. Joined the 51st Infantry.

 

Rank: Private: Service Number: 1230.

Regiment: Australian Imperial Force, 14th Australian Infantry Battalion.

Formerly 9211 of the Northamptonshire Regiment – discharged 1912.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914-1915 Star.

 

Funeral service officiated by Chaplain Reverend J. Green.

 

Grave Reference:

I.G.2.

Beach Cemetery, ANZAC,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Angelo G. W. Jerman, of 7, Portman Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   19, Albert Street, St. Nicholas, Harwich, Essex.

 

Harry was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Angelo George Wiffen Jerman, 40, a Pier Labourer, born Ipswich.

Harriet Jerman (nee Wilson), 42, born Ipswich.

Winifred Jerman, 13, born Ipswich.

George Robert Jerman, 11, born Ramsey, Essex.

Alice Jerman, 7, born Harwich.

 

1911   South Raglan Barracks, Devonport.

 

Harry was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the Northamptonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Harry’s mother Harriet Jerman died 1902, Harwich, Essex.

 

Harry was educated at Bathside School, Harwich, Essex.

 

On the 26th February 1914, 20 year old Harry departed from the Port of London. He sailed 3rd Class aboard ‘Benalla’ P.O. Branch Service – Master W.C. Simmonds to Australia via The Cape. Harry wished to be a Farmer and make Melbourne his permanent home.

 

Harry embarked at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria on the 10th April 1914.

 

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