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Charles Patrick HARRIS

Regimental number7142
Place of birthCurragh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHelensburgh, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Harris, Harper Street, Helensburgh, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Middlesex Regiment, British Army.
Enlistment date27 July 1917
Place of enlistmentDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date5 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT ‘Euripides’, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 27 December 1917. Proceeded to France through Dover, 1 April 1918; marched into No 1 Overflow Camp, Beaumarais, 1 April 1918; moved into the field, 9 April 1918; taken on strength of 17th Bn, 16 April 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 June 1918 (put under observations); discharged to unit, 16 June 1918.

Promoted Temporary Driver, 10 January 1919.

Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 2 March 1919; rank reverted to Private, 16 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 26 March 1919.

Moved in from the field, 18 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT ‘Ulysses’, 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged Sydney, 5 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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