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Archibald Kenneth HARRIS

Regimental number3126
Place of birthPetersburg South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressJamestown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Harris, High Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During an operation near MERRIS on June 28th 1918, L/Cpl. HARRIS was in charge of a party of linesmen and showed great courage in mending wires under heavy enemy shell fire. He personally took charge of the new line to a forward signal station after the ground had been won and then, in face of heavy machine gun fire and shelling maintained the line until the operation was successfully completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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