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Arthur James HARRIS

Regimental number2770
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressGormanston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 10.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur James Harris, Royal Hotel, Kippix Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 13th September, 1916, 40th Bn, 6th Reinforcements. Taken on Strength, 40th Bn, 20th August 1917; wounded 9th December, 1917.
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death29
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 10), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Adelaide FOSTER, 91 Gt. Buckingham Street, Redfern, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Other details

Originally enlisted as 53 Pte Alexander RICHARDS, Melbourne, 14 September 1914; deserted the night before embarkation, 25 February 1915.

Re-enlisted, 13 September 1916, as Arthur James HARRIS.

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARRIS Arthur James

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