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Arthur George HARRIS

Regimental number2838
Place of birthKensington, Victoria
SchoolEssendon State School, Essendon, NSW
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWarehouseman
Address32 Russell Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Arthur Hugh Harris, 32 Russell Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Was in Passchendaele fight from 4th - 14th October. Went over with the first wave. Rescued his Captain who was seriously wounded. Carried him to a dressing station under heavy shell fire. After a months furlow in Scotland he returned to France. Killed by shell fire holding the front lines." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 22 February 1918
Place of death or woundingWarneton, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Gravde NO. 36), Steenwerck France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
128
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Mary HARRIS, 32 Russell Street, Camberwell, Victoria. Native of Melbourne
Family/military connectionsCousins; Two of whom were Lieut's and one Sergeant Major. Lieut D.P. Kilsall was killed leading his men.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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