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Albert John Barclay HARRIS

Regimental number815
Place of birthWarrgul, Victoria
SchoolHawksburn State School
ReligionChurch of Christ
Address'Kingussie', Sargood Street, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alfred J Harris, 'Kingussie', Sargood Street, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military service19th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served in the Cadets and the Field Artillery Citizen Forces
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"While in the Citizen Forces he served as a specialist on the staff of Major Shea C.O. 5th F.A. Bgde and also in the like capacity on Bugd and General Johnston's staff, 2nd Bgde F.A., AIF." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 29 June 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Albert John
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 18), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: alfred and Elizabeth HARRIS, 26 Warburton road, Canterbury, Victoria. Native of Warragul, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother; Pte R.A.A. Harris No. 5113, 59th Battalion 5th Brigade - died of wounds France, 11th May, 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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