Billy Harvey

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Billy Harvey
Personal information
Full name William George Harvey
Date of birth (1892-10-25)25 October 1892
Place of birth Canterbury, Victoria
Date of death 14 September 1917(1917-09-14) (aged 24)
Place of death Belgium
Original team Engineers
Height/Weight 175 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1912 Essendon 9 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1912 season.

William George "Billy" Harvey (25 October 1892 — 14 September 1917) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and was killed in action in Belgium in World War I.

Footballer[edit]

Recruited from the Engineers, he played nine senior games for Essendon, and kicked two goals. His first match was against Geelong at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground, on 25 May 1912 (round 5), in which he played well.[1] His last match was against St Kilda, at the Junction Oval, on 24 August 1912.[2]

Family[edit]

The son of Edward and Annie Harvey, née Gilpin, he was born in Canterbury, Victoria in 1892, and married Mona Madeleine Faragher, at Wandsworth, London on 18 October 1916.

Soldier[edit]

He enlisted in the First AIF, giving his occupation as carpenter, on 24 August 1914.

Death[edit]

Captain William George Harvey, M.C., 1st Australian Pioneers, was killed in action on 14 September 1917.

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