33rd BATTALION - 2nd BATTALION AIF
Private: 510 Herbert James "Jimmy" NORTHEY
Born: 5th January 1898. Uralla, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:7822/1898.
Married: 1919. Uralla, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:5110/1919.
Wife: Evelyn Mildred Northey. nee: Hopley. (18..-1965) Died at Auburn, N.S.W. Death Cert:21394/1965.
Died: 30th August 1952. Auburn, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:21175/1952.
Buried: Rookwood Cemetery.
Father: James Robert Northey. (1869-1949)
Mother: Ada Mary Northey. nee: Margin. (1874-1932)
Herbert James "Jimmy" NORTHEY enlisted with the AIF on the 3rd of January 1916 at the Armidale Army Camp and was an original member of the 33rd Battalion AIF. He was allocated to B Company.
The composition of the 33rd Infantry Battalion was on a district basis. "A Company" was from Armidale and Tamworth, "B Company" was from Walcha, Uralla, Barrabra, Bingara and Manilla. "C Company" was from Narrabri, Moree and Inverell. and "D Company was from Glen Innes, Guyra and Tenterfield.
Jimmy en trained from Farley station with the 33rd battalion and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Postcards sent home from Jimmy to his mother from the front and the 3rd General Hospital in London.
Uralla Public School Honour Roll.
St Johns Church, Uralla.
Studio photo and post cards of Jimmy Northey were acquired in March 2020 and are now in the Harrower Collection
Jimmy was a single 18 year old Bakers Apprentice upon enlistment with the AIF.
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