This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Private Bert Harvey and the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

When Bert Harvey of Ascot Vale went missing during the battle of Pozieres, no trace was found of his body.    His name, along with 11,000 other Australians with  no known graves, is recorded on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.  The above view is taken by Greg Manderson from the Memorial tower.  Greg is a relative of Bert's.

Read Rod Martin's account of Bert's last days near Moquet Farm here, illustrated with several of Greg Manderson's photos.


  1. What a beautiful photo. It was a cold, windy day when I visted the cemetery one January.
    My grandmother's first husband also has his name inscribed on the memorial wall at Villers-Bretonneux. I blogged his story at:

  2. You did a very good story about John Chatfield. As it is well worth a visit I will put a link which should go straight to the photo of Jack and the story, because the link you gave didn't get me there. It was well worth the trouble to find it.