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Edward William HARRIS

Regimental number1897
Place of birthAuckland New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address1 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A L Harris, 1 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart on 22-23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near PROYART on night 22nd/23rd August, 1918, Sapper HARRIS did sonsistently good work patrolling and mending lines under very heavy shell fire. It was mainly due to his untiring efforts that communication was maintained throughout the attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Date of death22 June 1956
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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