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Harold Robert HARRIS

Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
SchoolMaryborough High School, Maryborough, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressPark Road, Middle Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Isaac Harris, Burns Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for one year in the Senior Cadets; served for 2 years in the 51st Infantry, Citizen Forces
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name14th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 40), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Isaac and Elizabeth HARRIS, Burns Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4133 Lance Corporal Frederick Charles HARRIS MM, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 3 January 1919; 1554 Pte Arthur John HARRIS, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 January 1919; Cousin: 1278 Corporal Mertoun Sidney MILLS, 3rd Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action, 12 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRIS Harold Robert

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