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Carl Francis HARRIS

Regimental number6524
Place of birthCardiff, South Wales
SchoolAllensbank Cardiff, Wales
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, George Frederick Harris, 4 Soberton Avenue, Heath Cardiff, South Wales
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Emigrated at 14 and his brother Cromwell at 17. Went on farm and enlisted in 1916 at Perth uni. The same day Cromwell was wounded 3 times, the last time on the day his brother died, so both left the Army the same day. Cromwell in living at Perth." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1918
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No.15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Rosetta HARRIS, "Thanet", Bell Street, Maroubra, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Cardiff
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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