Harry Dormer

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Dormer, Private Harry no.5489

55th Battalion.

Anderson Street, Belmore.


Born 4/9/1882, son of James & Elizabeth Dormer.

Married Martha D. Jeffery 12/4/1910.

Was a member of the 38th Infantry Militia for seventeen years.

Enlisted 28/3/1916.


Embarked from Sydney 13/4/1916 per HMAT Ceramic.

Wounded in action.

Returned to Australia 3/6/1919, per HMAT Beltana.

Had five children, Iris, Victoria, John, Frederick & James.

Enlisted for service in World War II 11/1/1943. Served in the NSW Fixed Defence Heavy Artillery, until 14/6/1946.

Sought enlistment in the Korean War.

Always attended the Dawn Service on Anzac Day, and marched with the 55th Battalion.

Died 31/11/1954 at 39 Sharp Street Belmore.

[Australian Archives: Papers amalgamated with later papers at SCMA Reference N447068].

Australian War Memorial World War I enrollment record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1935654/ [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002